Nigeria made their intentions known when the beat South Korea by 2 goals to nil in a pulsating match which saw the Nigerians dominate proceedings as their vociferous fans chanted" All we are saying,Give us more goals" and so did the Falconets respond with goals by Ngozi Okobi and Desire Oparanozie.
The Falconets executed their tactical plan to perfection.They attacked the South Koreans from the blast of the whistle by stifling the play of the South Korean midfield and thereby cutting short the supply of balls to the S.Korean attack.The pace of the S.Koreans was more of a myth than reality as Nigeria proved to be the quicker of the two sides.This win puts a spring in the step of the Nigerians going forward as they hope sit on top of Group B,where Italy drew with Brazil.
The tale of two nations continues with Africa's serial representatives Nigeria and Ghana at the world cup.As Nigeria's campaign begun with a convincing win,Ghana hopes to emulate the example of Nigeria.The onus then falls on the technical team headed by coach Robert Sackey to device a method of unlocking the defense of Germany who earlier on beat China by 4-0 in their next game or Robert Sackey's goal of a semi-final berth can be deemed a pipe dream.
Next match- Group D
Ghana vs Germany-8/23
USA vs China
Italy vs Nigeria-8/26
Korea Republic vs Brazil