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Nigeria are capable of beating Bosnia to second place in Group F

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Squad

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United)

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Monaco), Efe Ambrose (Celtic), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough), Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod), Joseph Yobo (Norwich, on loan from Fenerbahce), Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars).

Midifelders: John Obi Mikel (Chelsea), Ramon Azeez (Almeria), Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio), Reuben Gabriel (Waasland-Beveren), Michael Babatunde (Violyn Lutsk).

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce), Michael Uchebo (Cercle Brugge), Peter Odemwingie (Stoke), Victor Moses (Liverpool, on loan from Chelsea), Uche Nwofor (Heerenveen).

Fixtures

16 June v Iran (Curitiba)

21 June v Bosnia and Herzegovina (Cuiaba)

25 June v Argentina (Porto Alegre)

Strengths

Nigeria can hurt their opponents on the counter-attack, with pacey wingers Victor Moses and Ahmed Musa. Lazio’s Ogenyi Onazi sits in the deep-lying midfielder role, allowing John Obi Mikel to roam and influence the game more than he does for Chelsea.

Weaknesses

They can be slow and sluggish in their build-up play. The Nigerians will struggle to break down a well-organised defence.

Key Player

Emmanuel Emenike. The Fenerbache striker’s goals will be key. He is strong, skillful and lethal from long range.

Prediction

Nigeria will not go down without a fight and could be in a tussle with Bosnia and Herzegovina for second place and they are more than capable of beating their European counterparts.

Odds

250/1

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