W/Cup Qualifier: Super Eagles to train in Morocco for Algeria match

Yolanda Curtis
October 12, 2017

The Nigerian side, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in southern city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom defeated the Zambian national football team by 1-0 through a goal by Alex Iwobi.

Nigeria national football team players pose prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match.

There are indications the Super Eagles will train in Morocco ahead of their final World Cup qualifier against Algeria next month.

"To me, that match is irrelevant".

The Franco-German tactician was engaged early past year at a time the profile of the team was at its lowest after failing to qualify for two consecutive African Cup of Nations tournaments and several coaches the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) planned to engaged turned down the job, to paved way for the Rohr to step in. NFF officials should start putting heads together now for a successful participation of the team at the World Cup.

Superdeporte.es reports that the coach, who has a win record of one in four games since taking over from George Leekens when the Belgian resigned in February, has already returned to Spain.

Nigeria qualified with a game to spare from Group B, finishing above reigning African champions Cameroon, an Algerian squad which impressed at the 2014 World Cup and 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winners, Zambia.

"That match was a big wake-up call for us".

In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos, the Nigerian leader applauded the Super Eagles for the feat of making Nigeria the first African country to qualify for Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament, with a match left to play.

"When you have a team that has so much self -belief, a lot of things are possible. I feel young and able and willing to go on working with this group".

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