A former captain of the Super Eagles, Segun Odegbami, has prescribed measures he believes the senior national team at the World Cup in Russia should take to defeat Argentina on Tuesday.
Nigeria on Friday defeated Iceland 2-0 to keep alive their hopes of progressing to the second round of the competition.
The outcome of the Eagles’ next match will determine which team joins Croatia to qualify from Group D.
Mr. Odegbami, in a Facebook update Saturday, believes Nigeria can overpower their Argentine challengers.
Read his full post below.
“The morning after. Things have changed around here. There is a fresh feeling of confidence, and Nigerians are walking around with a swagger. That’s what winning does.
“But all of that will only sustain until next week Tuesday when we shall go through, once again, all the emotional, physical and psychological challenges of this past Friday again. Again, there will be the usual high expectations, infectious enthusiasm, pressure-cooker tension and unbridled passion.
“Fortunately, Argentinà are not the same very powerful team that they were four years ago. Messi is also getting blunted by age and a noticeable depression of realising that his one tree can still not make a forest.
“On top of that we have defeated Argentina only a short while ago, and that puts them on a psychological edge going into this next do-or-die encounter.
“It is a match that only Nigeria can lose themselves, because right now Argentina have been tenderised by the last two matches they played and are waiting to be devoured by any serious effort. In short they are now a sitting dock.