Nigeria's chief technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has revealed that his team faces a tough task against Algeria on Saturday after the Super Eagles started their FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 campaign with a 2-1 away win against Zambia at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium last October.
Rohr says he is aware of the huge task ahead in the Super Eagles’ quest for a sixth World Cup appearance, saying they won't leave any stone unturned in the race to Russia 2018.
“We are happy we won and took the three points from our match against Zambia; I believe all the games in this group will be difficult to win because all the four teams are very strong but we are going to prepare for our next games,” Rohr told CAF's official website CAFonline.com
'I believe all the games in this group will be difficult to win because all the four teams are very strong. Algeria which is the number one team in Africa must be disappointed for dropping points at home against Cameroon.'
' They will come to Uyo very well prepared against us. So mathematically, it was a good operation for us that we won in Ndola; and we are the only teams that have three points after the first round of matches.
'The preparation has been to look at our players in their clubs because we cannot play any friendly match. We have to analyse the matches and we also have to keep eyes on our players because we have started building a new team with many young players.'
' It was good we have two wins after two matches (Tanzania and Zambia) which is good for our confidence but there is still a lot of work to do.'