Coach of the Super Sand Eagles has disclosed that his team will try and get the needed victory against the South American side
Super Sand Eagles coach, Adamu Ejor has said that he is confident his players will get the needed victory against Argentina in their second game at Copa Lagos soccer tournament on Saturday.
Sand Eagles defeated Lebanon 7-6 on Friday and will hope to consolidate against the South Americans who lost their first match 4-0 to Portugal.
Ejor told Goal.com that they will do all they can to post another victory in the second game.
"We will do our best against Argentina. Lebanon gave us a tough time and they showed they are capable of upsetting any team in this competition.
"We need to win this second game to prepare very well for the last game against Portugal," Ejor said.
The first match against Lebanon was a see-saw battle from the first period till the third as victory swung one way and then the other in a thrilling encounter at the Eko Atlantic City.
The Lebanese raced to a 3-1 lead in the first period before the introduction of Barthlomew Ibenegbu changed the game for the Nigerians. Five goals in the second period saw the Sand Eagles take a 6-3 lead into the final 12 minutes.
But the Lebanese team led by Matar, came out fighting and levelled matters with two minutes on the clock. A fortuitous hand ball gave the hosts the chance to win the game from the penalty spot which was gladly taken by Victor Tale. 7-6, it ended as the Sand Eagles scrapped a narrow win. In the first match of the day, Portugal humbled Argentina 4-0.
Super Sand Eagles captain, Isiaka Olawale also noted that they will do all within their power to beat Argentina on Saturday.
"Lebanon gave us a good fight, but we showed that we are also a good side. In the game against Argentina, I am optimistic that we will get the job done to set the stage for the final game against Portugal," Olawale concluded.
In Saturday's fixtures, Lebanon will engage Porugal before the next game between Nigeria and Argentina. The Super Sand Eagles are the defending Champions of the tournament.