Stephen Keshi praises Nigeria spirit

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi stands on the touchline on March 23, 2013.
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Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi praises the fighting spirit of his team following their 1-0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina at the World Cup.

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has praised his team's fighting spirit following their 1-0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina at the World Cup.

The Africans boosted their chances of reaching the second round on Saturday night as Peter Odemwingie scored the decisive goal for the Super Eagles.

"Everybody is happy in West Africa; Ghana got their result and we won. It's good for the continent," Keshi told

"The fighting spirit we showed was good. I never thought that we wouldn't make the round of 16. I have the players."

Nigeria play the final match in Group F on Wednesday when they face Argentina.

Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo celebrates after winning the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014
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