Nigeria keep alive qualification hopes with 1-0 win over Bosnia

Date: June 21, 2014

Result: Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina

Scorers:

Nigeria: Odemwingie 28

 

Venue: Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba

Attendance: 40,499

 

Match overview: It was a big improvement for Nigeria, with Keshi proving he is a clever
tactician who is not afraid to make changes.

Key moment: Midway through the first half, Bosnia had a goal by Dzeko wrongly disallowed for offside. A few minutes later, Emenike broke down the right flank to cross for Odemwingie to score for Nigeria.

Man of the match:Emenike set up the goal and was a threat all night.
Nigeria

Matter of fact: Nigeria & Mexico are the only teams to have not conceded yet out of the entire 32

Talking point: After poor performances from African teams in the opening games of the tournament, Nigeria and Ghana have shown considerable improvement, against Bosnia and Germany respectively.

 

Stats:

Goal attempts

  • Nigeria 20
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina 13

On target

  • Nigeria 18
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina10

Corners

  • Argentina 4
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina 4

Line-ups:

Nigeria:

  • 01 Enyeama
  • 05 Ambrose Emuobo
  • 13 Oshaniwa
  • 10 Mikel
  • 02 Yobo
  • 22 Omeruo
  • 08 Odemwingie
  • 17 Onazi
  • 09 Emenike
  • 18 Babatunde (Uzoenyi – 75′ )
  • 07 Musa (Ameobi – 65′ )

Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • 01 Begovic
  • 13 Mujdza
  • 16 Lulic (Salihovic – 58′ )
  • 07 Besic
  • 15 Sunjic
  • 04 Spahic
  • 20 Hajrovic (Ibisevic – 57′ )
  • 18 Medunjanin (Susic – 64′ )
  • 11 Dzeko
  • 08 Pjanic
  • 10 Misimovic

Yellow cards:

Nigeria:

  • Mikel 81

Bosnia-Herzegovina:

  • Medunjanin 6

Referee: Jan Hendrik Hintz (New Zealand)