The Nigerian national team engages in a World Cup qualifying battle with Algeria on November 12 in Uyo, and Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is feeling optimistic about the his side’s chances of victory.
The German coach has been in charge for two matches thus far, gaining the faith of supporters and administrators alike with wins in both games, including a 2-1 away triumph against Zambia in the opening group stage qualifying encounter last month.
His side must now host the highly-favoured Fennec Foxes, who stumbled to a 1-1 draw at home to Cameroon in their opening match, and Rohr has confidence in the young team that he is building for the future.
We have some tricks to defeat Algeria.
‘This will not stop only after the World Cup, we will continue. In this young team, we have possibilities to stay in the high level for a lot of years,’ Rohr explained.
‘We are good to go and we have some young and experienced players, and we have some tricks to defeat Algeria. It is a great match and we are ready, we know the public is with us and we have a lot of confidence to win the game,’ he added.
Rohr has been great for the Super Eagles thus far, successfully applying typically German attributes for the team’s benefit, with organisation and attention to detail displayed since he took charge of the 2013 Nations Cup champions.
The North Africans are wounded after a disappointing home stalemate against the Indomitable Lions, and with new coach Georges Leekens at the helm, they will be desperate to make up for that early disappointment. This will certainly be Rohr’s most difficult test thus far, and will reveal the influence of his tactics and organisation at this early stage of his Super Eagles career.