Rohr: A draw against Zambia will be okay for Nigeria

Rohr: A draw against Zambia will be okay for Nigeria
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Oct 03, 2017. 12:00

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr says a win or draw against Zambia will be okay for the Super Eagles on Saturday.

The Super Eagles are set to host Zambia's Chipolopolo in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Group B match.

The match will take place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in the Nigerian city of Uyo.

The Super Eagles will qualify for the finals as Group B winners if they beat Chipolopolo this weekend.

Rohr spoke exclusively to All Nigeria Soccer (ANS) shortly after his arrival in Uyo.

ANS: How do you assess your team right now?

Rohr: We will try to prepare well, we will have two training sessions everyday, then we will assess the video of our past match and also the video of our opponent. The Zambians are a different team from the one we played in October last year.

They are a younger team, they are much quicker and better than when we last played them. And you know of course not all the players have arrived.

ANS: What is the target for the match on Saturday?

Rohr: The target always is to win but if we don't win we draw. We must not lose the game. It is a different Zambian team from the Cameroonian team. It is an even more difficult game.

They have analyzed us just as we have analyzed them, so they know us better, hence it is going to be a tough game.




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