Newly appointed Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr has said that coaching Nigeria is a big challenge.
Rohr, clad in a simple shirt and jean trouser and wearing a smile during the contract signing ceremony in Abuja on Tuesday, said he is confident if given the conducive atmosphere, Nigeria will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
“I am enthusiastic to get to work. This is a big challenge because Nigeria has big players everywhere and has the ability to do well internationally.
“I have a German heart – the heart of a winner. I have confidence that with the right atmosphere and the right support, the Super Eagles have the capacity not only to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, but get to the latter stages of the competition.”
Rohr, 63, will step out with the Super Eagles for the first time when Nigeria host Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Port Harcourt in a few weeks. Although the match is a dead rubber as both teams are out of the running for the tournament, it serves as a test game for the Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier away to Zambia on 3rd October.
Nigeria will also play Cameroon and Algeria in the qualifying race.