From ROMANUS UGWU, Abuja
Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, has stormed London to consult the nation’s England based players, ahead of the all-important November 12 Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria at the Uyo Nest of Champions.
The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Pinnick Amaju, who disclosed this in a chat with Daily Sunsports yesterday said the football federation has received assurances from the players on their preparedness to go all the way in the World Cup qualifiers.
It is recalled that the Eagles started the race to Russia on a good note with a 2-1 away victory over Zambia early this month in Ndola. In Amaju’s words: “As I speak with you, our Technical Adviser, Rohr, is in London to consult with the Nigerian players based there. As a federation, we are also in touch with the players and they have assured us that there is nothing to worry about ahead of the Algeria match.”
Amaju expressed delight over the current form of the players in their various clubs, even as he assured that they would do the country proud when they face Algeria.
“I m happy with the current form of our players. From what they are doing in their various clubs, I m confident they would do the country proud,” Amaju said.
On the needed fund to prosecute the match, the NFF boss stated: “We are working very hard to meet target on all fronts. Don’t forget that we still have few weeks to tighten loose ends.”