Former winger urges Nigeria to be disciplined

16:10, June 12, 2010      

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Former Super Eagles winger Garba Lawal has urged the team to be focused and disciplined when they take on their opponents in World Cup.

Lawal said this in Lagos on Friday, noting that loss of focus could cost their chances in the tournament.

"All the three games in the first round will not be easy matches. The important thing is to win the first match," he told reporters.

"If you win your first game, you know you will go further, and to win the first game, you need 100 percent concentration and focus," he said.

"If you lose concentration you are finished," he added. Lawal urged the team to have tactical discipline to play a good game.

According to him, apart from Argentina, the Eagles should take other opponents in their group seriously because they are also contenders and were equally good.

He expressed optimism that the team would qualify from their group and for the next round.

The former player also urged the team not to fear big names but should play their normal game.

Nigeria will also meet Greece and South Korea in Group matches.

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