The coach of Nigeria’s Super Green Eagles, Genort Rohr has expressed optimism about his team’s chances ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Rohr spoke to ghananmansports at the just ended Aiteo CAF Awards 2017.
“Our prime target now is to qualify for the round of 16″, Rohr stated.
He added that, ” the challenge for us is to play well at the world cup and showcase a good image of Nigerian football, the German born coach said.
“Our team is the youngest team at the world cup, we can do very well and can win some games. Our first objective is come out of that group, there is Iceland, there is Croatia and there is Argentina,but we believe that we have out chances, and we hope to do well”. Rohr explained.
The Super Eagles missed out of the last African Cup hosted by Gabon in 2017 but were able to top the toughest group in the world cup qualifiers for the CAF zone to make it for Russia 2018. The group constituted Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria.
They first qualified for the FIFA Mundial in 1994 and this will be their sixth time of representing Africa at the world cup. Their best record was to have qualified for the round of 16 in 1994, 1998 and 2014.
Rohr went on to express great optimism that neighboring country, Ghana will come back stronger after failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. ” I cannot talk about tactics now but I know that in Ghana there is are good technical men, one of the best academies in Africa and good coaches, so I think Ghana can come back and qualify for the next world cup.” He concluded.