The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has planned to carry out a full-scale espionage on all its 2014 Fifa World Cup group stage opponents, to help boost the Super Eagles’ chances of progressing to the knockout stage.
The federation intends to effectively employ the pre-World Cup tournament- The Road to Brazil (a series of friendlies involving a host of Brazil 2014-bound teams to be played across the United States of America from May 29 through to June 7)- to address the national teams craving for clues on their opponents.
In that light, it is expected that Nigerian technical officials will be among the crowd when Bosnia Herzegovina complete with the likes of Edin Dzeko, Vedad Ibesivic, Miralem Pjanic size up Ivory Coast on May 30 in St Loius, Missouri.
The Bosnian will use the match against the ‘Elephants’ to size up their Group F opponents,Nigeria, whose playing style is akin to the Ivorian, ahead of the June 21 kick-off date at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba.
However, the European debutantes won’t sit back as Nigeria gather clues on them as they are also expected to gather information on the Super Eagles when Nigeria plays Greece in Chester, Pennsylvania on June 3 and the USA four days later.
Nigeria, Argentina, Iran and Bosnia are the four teams eying the two slots from the group to the second round.