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Emenike: Iran Opener Will Make Or Mar Our W/Cup

Emenike: Iran Opener Will Make Or Mar Our W/Cup

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike has told AfricanFootball.com a win in their opening group game against Iran on Monday will go a long way to shape the country’s World Cup campaign.

In an exclusive interview with AfricanFootball.com in Brazil, the Fenerbache of Turkey striker noted that winning against Iran would be the springboard for the Eagles going into their other group games against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina.

“The Iran game is very important because it would determine if we are going to stay in the tournament or not,” said Emenike, who was sharp and bullish in the Eagles last training in Campinas.

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“I think the game against Iran is going to be a crucial and interesting game.

“We just have to go out there and do what we know how to do best.

“We are highly motivated for the game. The players are battle ready and we are looking forward to the game.”

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose also re-echoed the importance of a victory against Iran on Monday night.

“Our first game is very important. It’s a game we need to win to have the right morale booster going into our other games,” Ambrose stated.

The defender also told AfricanFootball.com in the Eagles Victoria hotel camp,”The team spirit in camp is very high. You can see it in the eyes of the players that we are battle ready because we know many Nigerians are depending on us. And I want to promise that we will not let them down.”

Kick-off time is 8pm Nigerian time on Monday.

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  • Oriaghan Eron's 9 years ago

    Am very happy to see these days ahead of the world cup, 1st in the world a naija coach to let the young boyz be more than the Bigger boyz, i think that can really help out in these tournament. Let say they can deliver through dis man kwn as keshi. We see there 2morrow win is our victory! Amen

  • these are brave words from Emenike and Ambrose. I hope that they will also be brave in the pitch.

  • Genger 9 years ago

    Reporter, Nig time for Nig/Iran match is not 8pm, by 6pm.

  • naija footballers is more powerful to depend a this tournament game and will never give a supporters a shame up up up !!!

  • I thank God for making us to go with this one point before waiting for other matches

  • Apo john sewanu 9 years ago

    U are d best