Hopes remain in Lagos as Nigeria lose to Argentina


Iceland coach Lars Lagerback

Nigeria's national football team coach Lars Lagerback speaks to the press in Durban on June 2, 2010 upon the team's arrival at King Shaka International Airport to take part in the Fifa World Cup 2010 football championships.

There were neither flags nor vuvuzelas, just plenty of tension back home as disappointed fans watched the Super Eagles lose 1-0 to Argentina.”

Nigeria's midfielder Lukman Haruna (back) fights for the ball with Argentina's midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron during their Group B first round 2010 World Cup football match on June 12, 2010 at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

It could be a good beginning, we only hope they learn their mistakes and correct them. There is hope, the football is still round,” said Nnamdi Achusim, a Stockholm-based Nigerian, who watched the match with dozens of other fans in tarpaulin-roofed sheds.”

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Jude Achi, a motor vehicle spares dealer, said our heroic goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and his teammates deserved credit. “There were predictions Argentina would beat us 5-0 but we ended with a 1-0 defeat, that was not bad at all. It was a good game and hopefully we will win the next match,” he said.

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