Daily Trust (Abuja)

15 June 2014

Nigeria: 2014 FIFA WC - Super Eagles Will Crush Iran

President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aminu Maigari declared on Sunday that the Super Eagles are well prepared to run over Iran and earn three points when both teams clash in the second match of Group F at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals on Monday.

The game scheduled to take place in the 42,000 capacity Arena da Baixada in Curitiba will be the first time both countries are meeting at the FIFA World Cup finals.

"Our boys are ready for this task. I have been with the team all the way from London (friendly with Scotland) to their final camping in the USA and now here in Brazil.

"The spirit is good and I believe they will go all out on Monday," said Maigari, who flew with the team to Curitiba on Saturday morning.

"The presence of the Federal Government delegation, the kind words of the members of the delegation and the arrival of the NFF delegation have all boosted the morale of our team in a big way. The boys know that the Government and people of Nigeria are with them and they know what they have to do to make Nigeria and Africa proud," Maigari added.

Nigeria is the lowest -ranked team in Group F, but that will count for nothing when the African champions set sail at the Arena da Baixada, according to Maigari.

Nigeria have Chelsea midfield anchor; Mikel Obi and wing wizard; Victor Moses, Stoke City forward; Osaze Odemwingie and physical striker; Emmanuel Emenike to look up to in the must -win encounter tomorrow.

A win against Iran will put the Super Eagles in pole position to survive a tough group that also has Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina contending for a qualifying slot.

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