Gernot Rohr plans new team for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup

John Obi Mikel

NFF media

Having secured a ticket to the 2018 World Cup Nigeria play Algeria on the 6th of November in a dead rubber game.

With the victory, Nigeria now tops their Group B which comprises Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria with 13 points and qualified for the World Cup with a game to spare.

The coach believes some of the current players in the Super Eagles are not the materials he would rely on for a successful campaign in the World Cup finals in Russian Federation, adding that he has the ambition of surpassing Nigeria's previous performance in the event.

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted that he does not have a world-class goalkeeper in his squad. The Eagles were at France '98, Japan/Korea 2002, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014.

"But I assure you the National Assembly will appropriate well enough funds for to prosecute the World Cup such that funds will not be an issue and the players won't lack anything".

"Playing in a big tournament like the World Cup remains the ambition of every player, but the only key is hard work".

Meanwhile, Algeria has parted ways with their manager, Lucas Alcaraz following the team's elimination from the race to Russian Federation.

Issues concerning owning a Nigerian passport stopped him from honouring the call to represent Nigeria who are already through to the World Cup courtesy of their 1-0 win over Zambia.

Ogba further stressed wherever the Super Eagles will train ahead of the World Cup will be a strict decision of the NFF, adding that the important thing is for the football bosses to do their homework very well in terms of budgeting.

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