Peter Odemwingie: 'Victory for Nigerian fans'

Odemwingie: 'Victory for Nigerian fans'
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Peter Odemwingie dedicates a hard-fought victory against Bosnia-Herzegovina to fans of the Super Eagles.

Peter Odemwingie has dedicated Nigeria's slender victory against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Cuiaba to the Super Eagles' supporters.

The Stoke City forward scored the only goal of the game on 29 minutes, but Odemwingie admitted that the African team were made to work for the three points.

He told BBC Sport: "This victory was for our fans and our country. We had to work hard for this against a quality side. It was a difficult three points but we worked hard to bounce back after what our people thought was a poor performance in the first game.

"From now on we are looking upwards. Hopefully this win is enough to get us into the second round and after that to be inspired - like we were in the African Cup of Nations."

Nigeria face Argentina in their final group game this Wednesday.

Peter Odemwingie of Nigeria celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammate Emmanuel Emenike during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Arena Pantanal on June 21, 2014
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