Rohr: How We’ll Determine Super Eagles XI Vs Zambia

Rohr: How We’ll Determine Super Eagles XI Vs Zambia

By Nurudeen Obalola (Photo by Ganiyu Yusuf) in Uyo:

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has listed the factors that will determine his starting team for Saturday’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia here in Uyo, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Rohr has a bit of a selection headache with all the 23 players he invited fit for the match in which a win for Nigeria will secure passage to the World Cup.

“The players are all ready for the Zambia challenge and will support whoever we pick to start on Saturday,” Rohr said here in Uyo.

“We’ll consider each player’s fitness and what happened in our last games against Cameroon when we decide on the starting 11. It’s also easy these days to monitor players’ performances for their clubs as there is internet.

“We also monitor the players and follow their progress with our scouting team. We will try to find the best 11 on Saturday.”

Rohr admitted that Zambia will be a tough team, but he has huge confidence in his side’s abilities.

“We have a focused group of players and we all want to qualify for the World Cup. It’s in our hands and we want to get the job done,” he added.

Nigeria lead African qualifying Group B with 10 points from four games and a win over their only surviving challengers will seal their spot in Russia.
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COMMENTS

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  • Oloyede Ayodele 9 months ago

    Thanks coach. The super Eagles should keep respecting the opponents until victory is achieved on Saturday by God’s grace and through hard work.

    The expectations keep going to high heavens and I refuse to fall for this!
    I would have preferred your title to be NIGERIANS DON’T EXPECT! because as oga Mumini Alao rightly pointed out “…Quite often, the Eagles have pleasantly surprised us when they were written off and have disappointed when expectation was high.” And a few examples which RESULTED IN NONE QUALIFICATIONS below will suffice to put the Super Eagles on their toes.
    Remember Nigeria v Tunisia 0-1 in Lagos 1977
    Remember Nigeria v Algeria 0-2 in Lagos 1981
    Remember Nigeria v Zambia 0-0 in Lagos 1985
    Remember Nigeria v Angola 1-1 in Kano 2005
    Remember Nigeria v Guinea 2-2 in Lagos 2011
    Remember Nigeria v Congo 2-3 in Calabar 2014

    He who has ears… A word is enough for the wise and Super Eagles I believe shall be wise come Saturday.

    Goodluck Super Eagles!

  • Sabi Daniel 9 months ago

    AYO U are been too negative for my liking. I have read this your comment too many times, come on bro! be optimistic.. Yess you think you are been courteous right? no
    you are prophesying doom and when it happens you will say “I said It ” Not knowing you caused it..

    speak what you want to see.. that’s faith

    • Tahida 9 months ago

      That’s what they do, spreading fear and negativity in the name of being realistic and cautious. Yet the Zambians who cannot not boasts of the calibre of players we have are extremely positive to the point of incredulity on the prospects of their team yet here we are being cold and cautious. We shall win. I have spoken and written what I want.

    • Adeolu 9 months ago

      Faith without work is death. Mr Ayo is very right. Super eagle has to see this match as the most important, because all the good performance since the start of the qaulifier will be a wasted effort. At times it looked as if super eagles are giving us false hope when they enter pitch and could not perform up to expectation. Anyways I believe this will be a different eagles this time around.

    • Coach 9 months ago

      I hate pessimist naturally. They often don’t want to look on the brighter side of life. Unfortunately, Ayo is one of those. Before you even take the time to write out these negatives, the super Eagles coach had done them and weight the options which resulted in calling the right players for the match. So…

      If he lost so what?

      But just unlike you, I’m a positive minded person. The super Eagles will score up to three goals while Zambia won’t score more than one goal.

      Goodluck to the Super Eagles!

  • The Super Eagles gonna win by at least 2 to 1.

  • Kaumba 9 months ago

    Good luck to both super eagles and chipolopolo.after all is said and done may the lucky team carry the day.

  • Thanks Dan, Nigeria had played many matches here but I’m surprised that AY is only seeing the negative ones. I know people like him “Stadium in Uyo is caused” because we were beaten by south Africans there…but not the case for Algeria and Cameroun.

  • Pls,Nigerians need positive minded writer to gladden our hearts with positive references.God will see us through tomorrow,Amen

  • Onyeagoro Johnson Chima 9 months ago

    AY God said “Remember not the former things ,neither the things of the old, for l will do a new thing and you shall know it” Nigeria have been winning in this world cup qualifiers in Uyo. Tomorrow will not be different, let us look at the bright side of life. Was these history you pointed out not there and Nigeria did well in previous games when expectations were high? Be rest assured, Zambia will receive “Cameroon treatment” Nigeria 4 vs Zambia 0.

  • I believe complete sports is contributing to the negative feelings. The new look Complete sports website is the no1 all sport(98% football, 2% other sports) website. Most Nigerians depends on them to get the latest. But their reporting is on the cautious side. I wonder what it would have been if it was Egypt or Morocco? Complete sports would have been panicking. Thankfully, the fans can stand on their own. We have no doubt in our mind that Zambia will fall tomorrow. It is the scores we are only trying to guess. The scores so far range from 1-7 goals against the Chipolopolo. Nigerians should not panic. We are already in Russia. Copper bullet cannot stop us.

  • Victory against Zambia is almost sure but somebody should help me tell Genort Rhor he shouldn’t play the type of game he played against cameroon, leaving the midfield completely to your opponent is more than dangerous in football this day. if he’s (coach) sit down to analyse that match again am sure he will play Ogenekaro Etebo will start ahead of Wilfred Ndidi.

    • Coach 9 months ago

      Hello, Judo I think you should go and play your judo game jeje. You know nothing about football. Telling a professional coach like Rohr how to make changes is absurd. I’m quite sure you’ll tell Mourinho and Guardiola the same.

  • Play play apart today today Zambia will regret ever coming to play against Nija. Nig 5 zobie 1 pen

  • Sully syamuyoli 9 months ago

    Viva chipolopolo the bullet , we are behind you back home