Sunday, November 13, 2016 1:31 pm
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has advised that celebrations should be put on hold for now, as there are more matches to play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying race.
The advice is in a statement issued by Ademola Olajire, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF’s) Spokesman, made available on Sunday in Abuja.
Olajire stated that the Franco-German spoke at the post match press conference after Super Eagles dismantled Algeria’s Fennecs 3-1 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
Rohr reacted in the same manner after the win over Zambia in Ndola last month when he said “we played a good match and got three points, but I want to say that there are more matches to play and we have to keep our focus.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria look solid at the top of Group B with six points, with second–placed Cameroon, which Nigeria next play in Aug. 2017, four points behind.
“We have a friendly against Egypt in Dubai in January, which will enable me to look at the home–based players, but I will continue to monitor the Europe–based players and we will see how we get matches for them on FIFA free dates,” Rohr was quoted as saying.
He also said “I praise the players for their spirit, for their dedication and for their discipline; they all did very well and I am happy at their output.”
NAN reports that the win earned Rohr, who was signed on by Nigeria in August this year, three wins out of three matches. (NAN)