Super Eagles and Lazio midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi says he cannot wait for Saturday to show how important the Bosnia game is to him.
Nigeria play Bosnia/ Herzegovina on Saturday in Cuiaba knowing a win all but guarantees them a place in the 2nd round.
“One of the players of the Bosnian side (Senad Lulic) is my teammate at Lazio, he plays from the left side of the attack and I want to prove to him that I am a great player at the world stage,” Onazi said.
Onazi played all 90 minutes of Monday night’s bore draw against Iran and adds that the Eagles will make amends in the game on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles m arrived in Cuiaba, venue of its next group encounter against Bosnia Herzegovina.
The team which left the Campinas Airport at about 12:15 local time arrived Cuiaba at exactly 1:10 pm after a one hour and 45minutes flight. Cuiaba operates a different time zone from Sao Paulo, which is an hour ahead.
The city was warm at the arrival of the team, with temperatures standing at 33 degrees Celsius. Pockets of soccer loving Brazilians dotted the route and the front of the hotel to welcome the African champions.
The team was immediately checked into its Hits Pantanal Hotel, which is less than ten minutes’ drive from the airport.
The team will have its first training session in Cuiaba later on Thursday at 5:30pm local time, before taking a rest and preparing for the activities of Friday.