14 EAGLES HIT CAMP AS GERNOT ROHR EXPRESSES CAUTION OVER DANGEROUS ALGERIANS
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is pleased to have the trio of Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses and Leon Balogun back in his squad for this Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier Algeria, while being wary of a wounded Algeria.
Rohr who is expected to take charge of his first training session with his team ahead of the crucial on Tuesday told CAFOnline.com that he is aware of the danger the Fennecs will pose to his team but he remains confident of a brilliant display from his side.
“We have Leon Balogun and others like Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo who were not around for the last game; it is good to have so many solutions and not just one list with same players for all the matches,” Rohr said.
“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.’
Yougetmouth.com believes the key to victory lies in a disciplined and tactical approach to the game. The North african teams naturally are technically gifted and thrive in punishing careless and un-organized teams. Lethal in counter attacks and excellent also in quick one-two passes in and around the opponents final third. The formation in Ndola was a 4-2-3-1 that was as attacking as it was compact defensively.Yes Karl made saves early in the game, nut that was because of incursions from their left, where we had an un-natural full-back Ndidi deputizing on the right looking shaky, that made the Zambians target him as the weak link.
Against the Algerians our Tactical play must be spot on, we must not go hell for leather and try to put undue pressure on our selves if the goals dont come early and in so doing make mistakes because Mahrez, Slimani, Fergholi and co- are good enough to punish us…more on tactical play as the week progresses close to the game.
Victor Moses and Brown Ideye were the latest arrivald as a total of 14 players were at the Super Eagles Abuja camp on Monday night ahead of Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria,
The players already in camp include Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, Ogenyi Onazi of Trabzonspor and Kenneth Omeruo, who plays for Alanyaspor.
Also in camp are Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun, Watford striker Odion Ighalo, Gent winger Moses Simon and current winner of the Nigeria Federation Cup with Ifeanyi Ubah, Ikechukwu Ezenwa.
Others are Zulte-Waregem’s Kingsley Madu, Wilfred Ndidi of Genk, and İstanbul Başakşehir’s Musa Muhammed.
Meanwhile, those yet to arrive camp are skipper Mikel Obi, William Troost-Ekong, John Ogu, Oghenekaro Etebo, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile and Henry Agbo.
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