- As team heads for Cuiaba
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi says despite the two deep cuts that defence ace, Godfrey Oboabona has, which has since been stitched, he still has hopes that the Turkey-based defender will be ready for Saturday’s game against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The player was hit on his feet with sharp studs by an Iranian attacker in the goalless draw against the Persian Stars and medics immediately took him for a scan which shows that he had deep cuts on his limbs but there were no fractures.
“Yes, I have received the medical reports on Godfrey and we are still very hopeful that before the D-day he may still make it. Let’s just be hopeful because he is an important player in the team,” he said.
The Nigerian side will head for Cuiaba on Thursday morning for its second game against Bosnia-Herzegovina, after drawing goalless in its opener against Iran.
Team Skipper, Joseph Yobo, said the focus should be on the game instead of talking about the past game against Iran.
“We are all disappointed that we didn’t win against Iran but we must refocus on the immediate task of winning our next game.
On his part, Kenneth Omeruo said he will be ready to learn some lessons from any player picked by the coaching crew to pair him in the heart of the defence.
“It will be a delight to see how Edin Dzeko and I slug it out in the game and hopefully they will play an open game and we will also which will make the game very interesting”.