Reactions have continued to trail Nigeria’s pairing for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Qatar with Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr and Super Eagles’ Wilfred Ndidi describing it as a tricky group, AOIFootball.com reports.
With the Super Eagles placed in Group C alongside Cape Verde, Liberia, and the Central Africa Republic, the Franco-German tactician said that his team must not underestimate their opponents regardless of their pedigree.
“We have three tricky opponents in Group C. A few years ago, Cape Verde were Africa’s best FIFA ranked team, CAR have some good players in Europe and we played a friendly in Liberia recently that wasn’t easy, so we have to be at our best against them,” Rohr stated.
Similarly, Ndidi called on his teammates not to be too relaxed with the fair posting, positing that the team must take every game seriously to ensure they reach the final round of the World Cup qualifiers.
“This is the World Cup, no room for complacency. Every game must be taken seriously. Our first game is going to be the most important as well as all our home games, and even away games. We must make it to the 3rd round,” Ndidi said.