Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser/Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has vowed to lead his team to victories against top African teams Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia in the October FIFA approved International friendlies, www.adantesports.com.ng reports.
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick had announced the two friendlies on his Twitter handle on Wednesday revealing that the Super Eagles would slug it out with Cote d’Ivoire come October 9, while the Nigeria’s senior national football team would confront highly rated Tunisia on October 13, 2020.
Rohr in his first media reaction told SPORTINGLIFE that he would plan for the two games as if they were Cup finals in order to instill the needed confidence in the team. He also showered encomiums on the Amaju Pinnick led NFF for organising such very tough friendlies which he believed would bring out the best in his team.
“I am very happy that we have these very strong opponents to play against in these October friendlies. Cote d’Ivoire Tunisia everybody knows has very good players in their team. Some of these players are playing in Europe with good clubs are n England, France and other parts of Europe.
“Then we have our friends from Tunisia. They (Tunisia) are still ahead of us (Nigeria) in the FIFA ranking. So it will be good to make a very good performance against these two tough teams because we need confidence, we need a good atmosphere in our team. So when you have good performances you will definitely have the required confidence.
“It is very important to prepare for the AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Sierra Leone. We are also aware that the two friendly games will be played in Austria. I also thank my employers the NFF for organising these two friendlies for us. It will really help us”, Rohr told SPORTINGLIFE.