According to Sporting Life, Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has started looking for big, strong and reliable wing backs for the Nigerian side who he hopes will stop the Indomitable Lions from beating Nigeria inside the Nest of Champions Stadium in Uyo, in one of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Bitrus Bewarang stated that Rohr informed him that the Cameroonians were very fast on the right and left flanks, adding that: “I have been talking with the manager on telephone and he said that he needs to scout for right and left wing backs for the Eagles defence. He didn’t tell me those he has in mind. But I can tell you that he is very serious in his search for the right blend of players to stop the Indomitable Lions in Uyo, when both countries meet.
“I can also tell you that Rohr is doing two jobs while in Gabon. First, the manager is monitoring our group opponents in the Russia 2018 world Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Secondly, he is taking time out to watch our players, especially the youngers ones as they play for their European leagues sides weekly. In fact, Rohr has prioritised the 2019 Africa Çup of Nations and will stop at nothing to ensure that Nigeria’s flag is hoisted among the comity of nations at the next Africa Cup of Nations.”
Asked when Rohr will be returning to Nigeria, Bewarang stressed that the German didn’t divulge when he will be back pointing out that: ”It is important that we allow the manager shop for the right calibre of players to actualise his plans to give Nigeria the two qualification tickets. On our part, we are closely watching the domestic league matches and picking those who can fight for shirts with the foriegn legion whenever the camp opens in Abuja for the game against South Africa in Uyo.
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