By Bamidele Boluwaji: Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia is confident Gernot Rohr and the team are on a path to success at the Russia 2018 World Cup with the friendly matches lined up for the side, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Siasia who just returned from the United States of America, where he has been on holiday, told Complete Sports at the official Nigeria Breweries and NFF paetnership contract signing on Friday that the World Cup is all about preparations.
“It is a joyful thing for every Nigerian that we have qualified and going to fly our flag in Russia but as we all know, World Cup is all about preparations,” the USA 1994 World Cup star told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“The coach and the FA need to do everything possible to carry out the World Cup plans. Fine, we have seen partnerships here and there but we need to do so much more.
“Personally, I will commend Nigerian Breweries for coming up to partner with the NFF, because they need something like that to make things easy for them ahead of the World Cup.
“And for Nigeria Breweries to partner the NFF, it means they believe in the Super Eagles and what Nigeria can do at the World Cup.”
The former Nantes of France player also commended the efforts of the Nigeria Football Federation in getting top friendly matches for the Super Eagles.
The Eagles will face England, Poland, Serbia, Czech Republic and Congo in a packed friendly schedule ahead of the World Cup.
“Like I said that World Cup is all about preparations, I am happy to hear that we are playing friendly matches with England, Poland and a few others. These games will definitely help the coaches and the players to prepare well for the World Cup,” Siasia added.