Nigeria’s senior national team coach Gernot Rohr speaks about victory over Zambia

Nigeria’s senior national team coach Gernot Rohr speaks about victory over Zambia

Gernot Rohr (Nigeria’s Senior National Team Coach) is highly optimistic about a victory for his side over the Zambian’s side in Sunday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier irrespective of injury challenge from some of his team members.

He further demonstrated that grabbing all three points remains his side priority target in Sunday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier clash with Zambia in Ndola. Despite injuries concerns rocking the team, the 63-year-old assured that the Super Eagles have enough quality to secure victory and emphasized strongly on his intentions to try out the home based players.

“I’m happy with the preparation because most of the players have arrived and I’m happy we have good training condition,” Rohr told media.

“I’m happy to work with a new and young team because we have a lot of younger players here with some local players here too. We are going to Zambia to win the game, though it would be very difficult.

“All the four teams in the group can hope to be the best. Of course we have a look on the Zambia team because they have good players, we focus on our team and have good preparation and hope everybody work well.

“We know that in Zambia, we are most likely to have a difficult pitch like we saw against Kenya.

“Unfortunately, we are missing some players due to injury, but I’m happy we have some local players and I think it is a good thing to show everybody that local players too could have their chance to come into the team.”

He finished with:
“Well, we are missing Balogun, Ighalo and others, but we also still have other players in the team and they also have a chance to show their potentials and qualities.”

Source: Daily Nigeria News

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