As Nigeria and Cameroon clash at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Friday in Uyo for the 2018 World Cup qualifier, Super Eagles Coach says the country has a good team for the match.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference in Uyo, Gernot Rohr said the Super Eagles are ready to make the difference in the encounter after they were defeated by South Africa in June during the AFCON 2019 qualifier.
“We know that we have a good team, we are ready to make the difference, we have all confidence to beat the Indomitable Lions here in Uyo,” Rohr said,
According to him, he a very good team to face the Lions of Cameroon but his challenge is with the goalkeeper.
He said he has spoken with former captain and goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama adding however that Enyeama is ready to come to the national team but he is not fit for now.
“The past is the past, but now he is injured. He has to win the fight against injury,” Rohr said.
He said that two of his goalkeepers are injured but added that he would start the match with Ikechukwu Ezenwa at the goal.
“The list of players makes the difference, not so young, more of experienced players. We already have six points; all players are in high spirit.
“We know that we have a good team, we are ready to make the difference, we have all confidence to beat the Indomitable Lions here in Uyo,” Rohr assured.
He said that the players would be a bit aggressive in their tackling unlike the last AFCON qualifiers match with Bafana Bafana of South Africa played in Uyo.
He urged the fans to support the Super Eagles to win this first leg of the match, adding that a win would spur the Eagles to do better in the return leg.
Fielding questions from journalists, the Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, said that the team was in Uyo to play and win the match.
“We are ready, the team is a mixed of young and experienced players.
“I am here to make sure we qualify for the World Cup. Everybody dreams to go to the World Cup.
“We are playing at home, we are fit, we have what it takes to win the match, ” Mikel said.
He said that the team had been working hard and was confident to win the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
ANIEFIOK UDONQUAK, Uyo