-Super Eagles get semi final mandate for Russia 2018 world cup.
Coach Gernot Rohr has set a semi-final target for the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, saying they must better the round of 16 achievement recorded in three previous tournaments.
Nigeria sealed qualification for the world cup tournamnet with a game to spare after a hard fought 1-0 victory over Zambia in Uyo on October 7.
‘’They are already out of the group stage to go to the round of 16, especially in 2014 when they faced the French team (0-2 defeat),’’ Rohr is quoted as telling French sports newspaper L’Equipe. ‘’We will try to do as well.
Unfortunately, here, the ambitions are a little more excessive: the team must reach at least the semifinals. ‘’We have the ambition of the leaders to manage, even if I get along very well with the president (Amaju Pinnick), who came to get me.”
‘’There are many people at the Federation (NFF). As in all African countries, it’s never easy. But for now, it’s going very well.’’
Nigeria take on Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier dead rubber encounter on November 10, before facing Argentina in a friendly game, four days later in Russia.