By David Meshioye: Croatia Football Federation (CFF) have endorsed the appointment of top scout Dalic Vukojević to spy on Super Eagles as Gernot Rohr’s men take on Poland in a pre-World Cup friendly on March 23, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Sportske.jutarnji.hr confirmed on Thursday evening that the scout’s basic task would be to study the Nigeria national team closely and provide coach Zlatko Dalić with all necessary dossiers on individual players that make up the Super Eagles.
The Croatia sports platform revealed that Nigeria remains coach Dalic’s biggest headache in Russia 2018 Group D which also has Iceland and Argentina.
The coach had on Wednesday insisted that beating Nigeria is not negotiable if Croatia is to have any chance of making progress in the group.
Dalic is said to have developed confidence in Vukojević after the latter helped Dalić with right analysis ahead of the duel with Ukraine in Kiev, to ensure the country’s qualification for the World Cup.
The Dynamo Kyiv scout who is joining the Croatian backroom staff on temporary basis will be in Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, venue of the friendly match between Nigeria and Poland. The three-time African champions have been drawn in Group D along with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and Nigeria’s group opener is against Croatia on June 16.