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World Cup: Iran, Bosnia will be tough for Nigeria – Garba Lawal

Lawal played actively for the Super Eagles between 1993 and 2006.


A former Super Eagles midfielder, Garba Lawal, has said the game between Bosnia and Iran will be a tough one ahead of the clash with Argentina in the Group F of the 2014 World Cup.

In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja, the 40-year-old manager of Kaduna United football club said he was not setting any target for the Eagles.

“World cup is World Cup; the biggest sports event in the world. You can’t say anything just yet. We have to win most of the games if we want to go far,” he said. “After playing the first three games then we can start making targets. I wish the team all the best in the first three games because Bosnia and Iran are going to be tough teams. Argentina is normal; everybody knows they’re better than us but Iran and Bosnia are different and important.”

He commended the Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi, for his role in the team.

“Keshi has been fantastic for qualifying the team for the world championship which is where every athlete and footballer wants to be. It is the best championship in the world. For taking Nigeria there, I
give him credit and wish him all the best,” Lawal said.

Lawal, who retired from active football in 2012, was capped 53 times for the Super Eagles and played between 1993 and 2006.
Nigeria faces Iran on Monday night, Bosnia on Friday before her last Group F match against Argentina.

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