Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr, has held a crisis meeting with the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Monday as they world to change their precarious position at the Russia 2018 World Cup ahead of their next fixture against Iceland on Friday.
With their Saturday’s defeat to Croatia in Kaliningrad, the Super Eagles of Nigeria risk an early exit at the 2018 world cup in Russia. The three time African Champion will be doing all it can to make it to the second round of the competition at Volgograd Arena.
Naija News recalls that an own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo of Stoke City and a nicely converted panalty kick by Croatian Captain and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, sank the hope of the Nigerian Team.
Punch understand that the players werr not satisfied by the tactis employed by their german coach as he left Odion Ighalo isolated, Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses rendered a mediocrity showing and young Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi was anonymous until he was substituted.
Camp sources told our correspondent on Tuesday that the seething players allegedly held a meeting where they resolved to give their all against the fearless Nordic side who made Argentina superstar Lionel Messi look ordinary in their 1-1 draw at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Saturday.
“The players reviewed their performances in the match against Croatia and resolved to hold talks with the coach before the game,” the source said.
Reports has it they the other players had been pressuring the captain of the team to prevail on the coach to feature players in their natural position.
Meanwhile, Israel-based John Ogucould land a starting role with Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi dropping to the bench.
Report has it that the coach want to feature players who can withstand the combatant and athletic Iceland side, with players of an average 1.90m in height.
it is also understood that Odion Ighalo might be retained in the team’s line-up and hand Ahmed Musa a starting role as he seeks to break down Iceland’s