Gernot Rohr: Team Spirit at the Super Eagles Camp is high

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has assured Nigerians that his team is ready for an action-packed encounter against Algeria in their 2018 World Cup qualifiers scheduled on 12 November, 2016.

The 63-year-old tactician says he’s elated to have the trio of Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses and Leon Balogun back in his team.

Rohr is expected to kick off preparations with the squad ahead of Saturday’s crucial game against a wounded Algeria.

In his recent chat with, the German manager reveals he’s aware of a possible plan from the Fennecs to upset his squad, adding that the Super Eagles won’t take their home game for granted.


“We have Leon Balogun and others like Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo who were not around; it is good to have so many solutions and not just one list with same players for all the matches,” Rohr said.

“Algeria which is the number one team in Africa must be disappointed for dropping points at home against Cameroon. They will come to Uyo very well prepared against us.

“So mathematically, it was a good operation for us that we won in Ndola; and we are the only teams that have three points after the first round of matches.

“The preparation has been to look at our players in their clubs because we cannot play any friendly match. We have to analyse the matches and we also have to keep eyes on our players because we have started building a new team with many young players.

 “It was good we have two wins after two matches (Tanzania and Zambia) which is good for our confidence but there is still a lot of work to do.”

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