Saturday, 3 September 2016

Olympic Bronze will motivate Super Eagles' World Cup campaign – Gernot Rohr

Nigeria's senior football team technical adviser Gernot Rohr has revealed that every team (Zambia, Algeria, Zambia) in Nigeria's 2018 World Cup qualifying group has the potential to qualify but that Nigeria's recent success at Rio Olympics can give the Super Eagles extra motivation .
Speaking at the team's media conference in Uyo, Gernot Rohr said;

''All the four teams in this group have equal chances of going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. You have a big team in Algeria, ranked Number One in Africa at the moment. Everybody knows Algeria has great players, so it is going to be a big challenge in this group.
'It is good we are going to Zambia first and don’t forget that Zambia is a big team too because they won the AFCON in Gabon in 2012. They have a big tradition as well. The group is open but I think the motivation of the Nigerian team is very, very high. 
"All the teams in our group want to be at the World Cup in Russia but we have a bigger motivation particularly with the good performance of the Nigeria at the recent Olympic Games in Rio. We don’t have much time honestly, but it is possible to build a very good team.”

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