Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has thrown his weight behind red-hot Odion Ighalo lead the team past dangerous South Africa on Wednesday, AOIFootball.con reports.
Rohr, who insisted he never doubted the striker’s ability, stated that the player has always shown great mental strength and he wasn’t too surprised by his performance so far at the tournament.
“He was criticized after the World Cup more than a player should. We spoke about it, but he has shown great mental strength and has responded on the pitch. So I trust him to always deliver for the team,” Rohr said.
Rohr, however, added that his team would be ready for the tough Cairo weather despite arriving less than 48 hours to the match.
“We have to adapt because it is hotter and different from Alexandria here in Cairo and we have just one day to adapt. But we will be ready,” Rohr concluded.