Rohr Prays For Clement Whether As Eagles Battle Lone Star In 2022 World Cup Qualifier
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By Amaechi Agbo
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has prayed for a clement what as the Super Eagles of Nigeria take on the Lone Star of Liberia in matchday 5 of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier on Saturday, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Rohr speaking on Thursday at the team’s training camp in Tangier, Morocco said the team have been concentrating in their training very well.
“It’s a good feeling here and we hope the weather stays nice as it has been since we got here. Everything is calm and the team has been able to concentrate very well,” Head Coach Rohr said
All 24 players invited for the all-important match have arrived in Tangier and trained on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying match against the Lone Star of Liberia.
Late invitee and Enyimba FC goalkeeper John Noble and forward Odion Ighalo, who were the last arrivals, had side spectacle with Jean-Luc Royer, one of Rohr’s assistants.
Delivery, marksmanship, spriteness and creativity were the underlying themes as the possibles squared up against the probables ahead of the Day 5 encounter that the Nigeria side sees as a must-win, before they flying into Lagos in the early hours of Sunday to prepare for the final group phase clash with the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde.
There were no dull moments as Captain Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Iheanacho fired from all cylinders to the delight of the technical and administrative staff in moderate weather in Morocco’s principal northern city.
“I am happy to be able to make it here. Good to be back with the group and the spirit is excellent,” Ighalo, reigning top scorer of the Africa Cup of Nations, told thenff.com after Thursday evening’s session.
There was vibrancy and go-go spirit as the group welcomed back Ighalo, as well as midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi, and forward Samuel Chukwueze.
On Friday, the Super Eagles will have a feel of the turf of Grand Stade Tangier during the official training in the evening. It was at the same venue that the Super Eagles B squad defeated their Angolan counterparts 2-1 in the quarter finals of the 2018 African Nations Championship.
Saturday’s match will kick off at 5pm Morocco time.
Nigeria tops Group C with 9 points from 4 matches.