Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr believes that the 2018 World Cup qualifying match against the Chipolopolo of Zambia would be more difficult than when they played Cameroon.
Nigeria could secure qualification for the World Cup if they defeat Zambia, and wouldn’t have to leave it till the trip away against Algeria in Algiers next month to qualify for Russia.
Having gotten 4 points off Cameroon in September, Rohr is cautious about the tricky nature of this tie, adding that current Zambia team is better than the ones they beat in Ndola last year.
“Zambia team from one year ago is not the same today. They changed a lot, they have now very young players who are coming in from under-20 team, won the AFCON and played the quarterfinal in the World Cup. So we know that it’s a different team who we play against now,” Rohr said at the press conference on Thursday.
However Rohr is confident that his team would do the needful when they take to the pitch, further adding that he’s waiting till the last training session to make his team selection.
“We are ready I feel the motivation in my team. We train very well, and there will be two training session, and so we will wait until the last training to make our team official,” Rohr said.