FIFA Technical Instructor, Adegboye Onigbinde trusts the current crop of players being amassed by Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr will beat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon for the sole ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Rohr has been commended for not subjecting himself to any type of pressure regarding players invitations to the senior national team since he assumed duty.
Gernot Rohr has earned six points for the Super Eagles in group B of the Africa 2018 World Cup qualifiers subsequent to beating country like Zambia 2-1 in Lusaka and Algeria 3-1 in Uyo.
With the team slated to confront ruling 2017 Africa Cup of Nations champions, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on August 28, Onigbinde who took Nigeria to the 1984 Africa Nations Cup final against Cameroon revealed that Gernot Rohr won’t be implied Cameroon’s present status.
Speaking to a media outlet Soccernet.com.ng, Onigbinde stated that:
“I don’t believe the Super Eagles would have any cause to be worried about playing the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, despite the fact that they are the current Africa champions. Regardless of the fact that, Cameroon and Nigeria have a rich rivalry that always makes any encounter very explosive, I am confident that the Super Eagles will beat them to the sole ticket for the World Cup,”
“There is no doubt that they (Cameroon) will feel motivated, perhaps, over-confidence could be their greatest undoing against a determined young and experienced team like Nigeria. I believe the record will be made on the field of play considering the fact that both teams would be hungry for the three points.”
Super Eagles 2002 FIFA World Cup coach, additionally specified that the Nigeria Football Federation must inspire the National team players prior and then afterwards the game against reigning African champions.
“This is the time when the Nigeria Football Federation should ensure that all hands are on deck to make sure the Super Eagles overcome their Indomitable Lions of Cameroon counterpart. Money won’t be enough to get the job done but they must give them a warm welcome that would make then think nothing than thrashing Cameroon in Uyo.
“Cameroon is a strong team, no doubt about it but I believe we have players who can tear them apart come August 28 in Uyo. Yes, it’s going to be tough, however, I am confident that they won’t be any shock result except for a Super Eagles victory.”