Vanguard (Lagos)

21 June 2014

Nigeria 1 Bosnia-Hercegovina 0

Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Nigeria's players celebrate their victory, 16 years after last winning a World Cup encounter.

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi made three changes from the side that drew with Iran for Saturday's second Group H game against Bosnia-Hercegovina in Cuaiba.

However Peter Odemwingie at 29' scored Nigeria's first goal at the world cup.

Chelsea striker Victor Moses made way for Michael Babatunde, who plays in Ukraine with Volyn Lutsk.

Joseph Yobo, the veteran Norwich City defender on loan with Fenerbahce, came in as captain for injured Godfrey Oboabona.

And Stoke forward Peter Odemwingie was picked ahead of midfielder Ramon Azeez.

Bosnia coach Safet Susic, despite saying he planned to field two up front, as opposed to lone striker Eden Dzeko in the 2-1 loss to Argentina, resisted the option.

That meant no start again for Vedad Ibisevic, who came on to score in his World Cup debut in Bosnia's 2-1 defeat to Argentina.

Captain Emir Spahic recovered from a knee injury to play. Susic also introduced Toni Sunjic for Ermin Bicakcic.

Teams

Nigeria

Vincent Enyeama; Efe Ambrose, Juwon Oshaniwa, Joseph Yobo (capt), Kenneth Omeruo; Ogenyi Onazi, Ahmed Musa, John Obi Mikel; Peter Odemwingie, Michael Babatuude, Emmanuel Emineke

Coach: Stephan Keshi

Bosnia-Hercegovina

Asmir Begovic; Mensur Mujdza, Toni Sunjic, Emir Spahic (capt), Senad Lulic; Muhamed Besic, Miralem Pjanic, Haris Medunjanin, Zvjezdan Misimovic, Izet Hajrovic; Eden Dzeko

Coach: Safet Susic

Referee: Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)

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