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Rohr: Super Eagles Must Qualify For 2022 World Cup

Rohr: Super Eagles Must Qualify For  2022 World Cup

Gernot Rohr has urged the home-based Super Eagles not to dwell too much on the 4-0 thrashing they suffered against Mexico as the team’s aim in general is to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The home-based Super Eagles were handed a valuable football lesson from Mexico who ran out 4-0 victors in an international friendly in Los Angeles, USA in the early hours of Sunday.

Reacting to the defeat, Nigeria’s chief coach, Gernot Rohr said that some home-based Eagles will be considered for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which will kick-off in September.

“Mexico is number eleven in the world and they showed why. Our young team is the best professional players from Nigeria playing at home.

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“They tried to so well, they learnt a lot and I saw some interesting players who could be part of the next World Cup qualifiers in September.”

He added: “In September, we will have the World Cup qualifiers and we will start at home against Liberia on the third in Lagos and few days later, we will go to Cape Verde for the second game.

“We have a group of four teams and we have to finish first in this group and then progress to the play-off where we will play against any team from the other nine group.

“We want to qualify for the World Cup like the last time and then meet teams like Mexico who showed how good they are with their movement, speed, fitness and technique. So it was a good lesson for our local players today and I think that Mexico are one of the favourites for the Concacaf Gold Cup.”

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin

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  • Larry 3 years ago

    Mr. my young team aka Belmadi’s boy. I hope you are updating and upgrading your predictable and trophyless tactics in the ongoing Euro cup.
    There is a lot for you to learn from the tournament. From tactical approach, to quality of players, and timely substitution.
    The semifinalists of the tournament are a blend of compactness,composure and self-belief.
    The self-belief of the Danes is amazing, the compactness of the Azurris and English is lengendary, the composure of the Spaniards is refreshing..
    The match against Liberia and Cape Verde will decide if you’ve learnt anything during this competition.

  • Hassan Tia 3 years ago

    If you would like to qualify for World Cup.in Qatsr 2022 you Rhor must change pattern and style of Super Eagles play to a defensive pattern with depth and orgnized foot ball; that means you must put a proper strategy to realize this task; you(Rhor) must bring a quality players in defensive midfield like philip billing, Anderson Esiti , Alhassan Ibrahim to support Wilfred Ndidi in his task in midfield; William Troost Ekong is shaky player who make mistakes and errors which cause goals enter SE goalkeeping, this appeared in Sierra Leon match,Algeria match in Afco Cup in Egypt 2019;Rhor must change him with a cambative, clever, with proper recoveries like Godfry Oboabona, Kim famewo of Charlton Athletic or Kelvin Akpoguma one of them can perform with Kennth Omeruo and Leon Balogun, Rhor must look after this matter importantly to do this pattern of play, then he must put a proper tactics to realize this task also….

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Shaky Troost Ekong helped Watford to climb back up to the Premier League.
    Shaky Troost Ekong has been fantastic for Nigeria from day 1.
    If SHAKY means doing a great job, Troost Ekong, please continue to be shaky. Don’t ever stop being shaky! Pleeeeaaaase!

  • pompei 3 years ago

    They said Rohr is too timid. He is a coward. He doesn’t talk tough.
    Now he is talking tough. He says Nigeria MUST qualify for world cup 2022.
    He is even encouraging the HB players not to dwell on their woeful performance, but to pick themselves up and continue fighting. Fatherly advice.
    Ebenezer Obey was so right. There is nothing you can do to please everyone in these world. Even our Lord Jesus Christ was not loved by everyone. Imagine that!
    Rohr, just keep doing your job, sir. At the end of your tenure, your achievements will speak for you.

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