Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr needs ‘profitable mentality’ again after barren 2020

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr needs ‘profitable mentality’ again after barren 2020

The Tremendous Eagles, the three-time champions of Africa, did not win a match in a coronavirus-disrupted 2020.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr wants 'winning mentality' back after barren 2020

File picture of Gernot Rohr. AFP

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr stated on Wednesday he would use the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers towards Benin and Lesotho to “restore a profitable mentality” to the squad forward of the 2022 World Cup qualifying marketing campaign.

The Tremendous Eagles, the three-time champions of Africa, did not win a match in a coronavirus -disrupted 2020.

Nigeria journey to Benin Saturday, earlier than they welcome Lesotho to Lagos on Tuesday to spherical up the qualification collection for the Cup of Nations, which shall be hosted by Cameroon in January.

This would be the solely likelihood for Nigeria to play collectively earlier than the subsequent worldwide break in June after they open their Qatar 2022 marketing campaign.

They’re drawn towards Cape Verde, Liberia and Central African Republic with solely the general winners advancing to a ultimate playoff to be performed on a knockout foundation in November.

“We’re eager to revive a profitable mentality to the group forward of very essential video games we now have,” stated Rohr.

“It is vital that we earn victories within the upcoming matches in order that we get into our paces for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers,” he stated.

“There shall be powerful video games to return and we shall be raring to go.”

The Tremendous Eagles have been comparatively unaffected by journey restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and are capable of name on their high gamers like Victor Osimhen from Napoli, Leicester Metropolis pair Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi and Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal.

Nigeria have certified for the final three World Cups, reaching the knockout spherical in 2014 in Brazil.

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