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Odegbami encourages Super Eagles team ahead of Iceland game

Odegbami encourages Super Eagles team ahead of Iceland game

- Nigerian legend Segun Odegbami meets with the Super Eagles team in Russia

- The ex-Green Eagles captain encouraged the team ahead of Iceland match

- Croatia defeated Argentina by 3-0 in the other Group D match played on June, 21

Former Green Eagles legend, Segun Odegbami, on Thursday, June 21, met with members of the Super Eagles team at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.

The ex-Shooting Stars attacker updated on his social media page, giving details of what he told the players about handling their next opponent, Iceland.

Odegbami also encouraged the team about their chances of qualifying from the group despite the setback they suffered in their first match with Croatia.

Odegbami encourages Super Eagles team ahead of Iceland friendly

Segun Odegabmi speaking to the Super Eagles players in Russia. Photo Credit: Segun Odegbami's Facebook Page

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“I am in Volgograd. I have just finished watching the final chapter of an unfolding drama in Group D of the World Cup. It is curtains for Argentina, because I do not see how they will survive their last match against Nigeria.

“It was a rare privilege earlier this evening when, at the instance of Amaju Pinnick, I was given the rare privilege to address members of the Super Eagles at their dinner table, the only person to do so on the eve of their greatest challenge when they confront the Vikings of Iceland with all the pent up ‘anger’, energy, determination and motivation from the Croatian match.

“It was a spirit lifting meeting that we had. I simply reminded them of their responsibility to ensure that they displayed the full version of the Nigerian do-or-die spirit.

“I reminded them also about their responsibility to the ordinary Nigerian on the street that is with them unconditionally for as long as they give their best.

“I reminded them of their assured place in history if they could rise above the disappointment of their first match, win tomorrow and convert this moment of their greatest challenge into the moment of their greatest triumph.

“I gave them the good wishes of all Nigerians and prayed with them for favour from the elements. It was a small contribution to their already bulging enthusiasm and confidence. I saw their spirit. They will fight like they have never fought before.

“When we parted to go and watch the Argentinian match on TV, both my Head and my Heart were in synch about expectations tomorrow – Iceland are in trouble.”

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Nigeria will be hoping to get the needed win against the Icelandic national side after Croatia humbled Argentina 3-0 in the other Group D fixture.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, also encouraged the team in camp in Russia urging them to make history for Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi said he will give up his role in the creative midfielder position.

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The Tiajin Teda midfielder was heavily criticized following the team's 2-0 loss to Croatia in the Group D opener.

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