The Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has revealed that he will be spying on Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers’ opponents in Gabon next year.
Algeria and Cameroon will be playing at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and with Nigeria not involved in the tourney, Rohr will use the opportunity to spy on his opponents.
“I will be in Gabon to look at Cameroon and Algeria again,” the German coach is quoted to say by Vanguard.
After their 3-1 win over Algeria on Saturday, November 12 in the matchday 12 of the qualifiers, the Super Eagles will next play Zambia in a double header in 2017.
Ahead of the clashes, Rohr wants to make adequate preparations as the Super Eagles aim to qualify for their sixth FIFA World Cup.
“We must prepare very hard for Cameroon, even though that is still nine months away. The Lions are a good team and we must be at our best,” Rohr said on Monday, November 14 at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) secretariat in Abuja.
“A positive attitude has helped us thus far, and I also want to commend the players for their discipline and dedication, and very good spirit in the camp. They have been excellent.
“The mental strength is also there, because if you have to survive in such a difficult group, you need very good mental strength and focus. We have shown in the first two matches that we have the personnel and the good spirit to go all the way,” Rohr said.
The Super Eagles will next play in a friendly game against the pharaohs of Egypt on Monday, January 9, 2017.
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