Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr is confident of securing the Qatar 2022 FIFA WorldCup qualifications.
The gaffer in a chat with FIFA.com said “We have three opponents in the group and we have to respect all of them, Liberia are a team that can’t be underestimated as we saw when we beat them in a friendly.
“As for Cape Verde, they have players of Portuguese and Brazilian origin, and they can beat any team. Central African Republic are an unknown quantity for us, which makes it more difficult. I think the group is tough, but we believe in our capabilities, Given that we qualified from the group of death for Russia 2018, we’re confident we can make it this time as well.
Gernot Rohr who qualified Nigeria to the FIFA World Cup in Russia with a game to spear, believes there will be a fierce competition in the final phase of the Qualifiers, but adamant to face any team regardless, also hopeful of the fans making a return.
“There will be fierce competition re
but when we play without fans we’ll miss the excitement. I hope fans can attend games next year as this will make the matches more enjoyable.
When asked if taking Nigeria to the quarter-finals for the first time be his main goal, he however stated that he will take it one step at a time as there is need to firstly secure Qualifications.
“We’ll take it one step at a time. First we need to qualify, and if we do that, we’ll look at our group at the finals. We’ll try to progress to the knockout stage, which we got very close to two years ago. We have to work hard to achieve that”, he concluded.