Odemwingie: Our hard work paid off

The striker has hailed his team's character after the Super Eagles recorded their first win in any World Cup since France 1998 after beating Bosnia on Saturday evening
Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie has claimed his side’s priceless win against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday night was just reward for their efforts.

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The Stoke City striker, who grabbed the only goal of the game and was named man of the match, revealed that, although match was tough, the team's desire to succeed earned them victory.

“We have to work very hard for this because they (Bosnia) are a quality team with the likes of Edin Dzeko and other fantastic players,” he said after the game.

“It was very difficult getting the goal but there was no option than to bounce back after a poor performance in the first game.

“The weather was difficult it was very difficult to play under the weather but we have to stay in there and fight it out to get three points.

“It was very important to win and henceforth we are looking forward get points that will get us through to the second round and after that you know anything can happen because we are inspired."

The Super Eagles take on Argentina in their final Group game on Wednesday, needing just a point  to guarantee a place in the last 16.