Nigeria will be the underdogs today against Bosnia-Herzegovina, but they will be expected to take the fight to their World Cup Group F rivals so as not to be on the flight back home sooner rather than later.
This is a winner-take-all game as both teams need the points to stay on track for the knockout rounds of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Super Eagles drew their first game 0-0 with Iran, while Bosnia lost 2-1 to Argentina.
This will be the first time both teams will clash and it is a win or bust game for either of them.
Former Nigeria coach James Peters has tasked the team to fight for the Super Eagles to win their first match at the World Cup since 1998.
“Against Iran, it was not the Nigerian team we know. There was no fighting spirit, no determination. We have to fight. This is not a schoolboys’ game, it’s the World Cup,” urged Peters.
“We have to play for the country today.”
Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama will be the major obstacle for Bosnia, who will parade an arsenal of strikers led by Edin Dzeko and Vedad Ibisevic, who scored against Argentina.
Bosnia scored 30 goals during the World Cup qualifiers and that shows that skipper Joseph Yobo-led defence must be up and doing against Manchester City striker Dzeko propelled strike force.