Nigeria can beat Argentina – Coach

Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf, said on Thursday that Argentina are a beatable side.

Yusuf spoke in Nigeria’s federal capital city, Abuja ahead of the November 14 friendly match against the former world champions. The match is billed for Russia.

Yusuf who is the assistant to Gernot Rohr, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the Eagles were capable of reversing the series of defeats suffered at the hands of the South Americans by beating them this time around. The South Americans have won all games Nigeria at all level both at the senior and junior levels.

He said that Argentina’s track records would not be an advantage because the two teams would play the match based on their current form.

He said, “My players are equal to the task anytime anywhere and we are not afraid of big names because big names no longer play football, but talent and determination are key to winning matches.”

He assured Nigerians of an impressive outing against Argentina in the warm-up match aimed at boosting the morale of not only the players but their fans for World Cup.

The friendly match will be one in the series lined up for the Nigerian players as they begin preparations for the 2018 World Cup.