Coach of the Nigeria national team Gernot Rohr has given insight into how he plans to select and prepare his team before Nigeria back to back World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Cameroon next year.
Rohr in an interview on Nigeria’s national radio monitored by Owngoalnigeria.comallayed fears that his team won’t have enough games to gel before their all important double header against Camerooon.
Nigeria currently lead group B of the CAF World Cup 2018 qualifying series, but failure to qualify for next year Africa Cup of Nations made fans of the team fear the worst in terms of team chemistry when hostilities resumes for the World Cup qualifiers in August 2017.
However Rohr has played down such notion by saying the AFCON 2019 qualifiers which will take place in March next year will be a veritable test ground to help his team gel before the World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon.
He also said the friendly game against Egypt on the 9th of January in Dubal, will play a big part in the players that would be selected for the competitive games next year.
“We have a match with Egypt in Dubai for them to prepare for the AFCON,” said the former Burkina Faso, Gabon and Niger Republic coach.
“The next AFCON qualifiers begin in March and that will be good for us. We will look for good players to invite. We will try all good players and they will improve our team.”