The
Super Eagles have the objective of coming out of Wednesday’s
friendly against the Czech Republic with a win to set them in great
psychological tune for the FIFA World Cup finals.

Coach
Gernot Rohr said on Tuesday that a win would be the target against
the backdrop of consecutive losses in friendly matches against Serbia
and England and with Nigeria’s first match of the FIFA World Cup
against Croatia only 10 days away.

We
will go for victory that would boost spirits and earn team confidence
ahead of our first match in Russia. It would not be an easy pick but
we will work hard for it.”

Wednesday’s
encounter at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium – a multi-use facility in
Rannersdorf, a city in the sub-division of Schwechat, outside Vienna
– will be the third official meeting between both countries.

Nigeria
and then Czechoslovakia drew 1-1 in a group phase match at the
1980
Olympics in Moscow, with Vizek scoring for the Czechs in the first
half and Henry Nwosu equalizing for the Eagles with six minutes left
on the clock. Nigerian forward Emmanuel Osigwe had a goal from a long
range free –kick disallowed.

The
Czechs edged their second meeting in Rabat on 11th December 1996 by
two goals to one – as part of the King Hassan Cup Tournament.

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