No new players to be welcomed for World Cup qualifiers’ – Super Eagles mentor Rohr

The German mentor is anticipating the forthcoming World Cup qualifying apparatuses after an effective Afcon qualifying effort

Nigeria mentor Gernot Rohr said he isn’t expecting any new parts in his group when the Super Eagles start their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying effort in June,

The three-time African bosses gathered together their capability crusade for the following year’s mainland competition with a 3-0 success at Teslim Balogun Stadium, because of strikes from Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu.

Next up is the second passing round for the greatest football rivalry on the planet where they have been pitched against Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in Group C.

The Super Eagles finished their Afcon qualifiers with an unbeaten record after six matches and the previous Gabon mentor is trusting his group can proceed with the fine streak in two months’ time.

“The World Cup qualifiers will begin soon and I figure we will actually want to progress admirably, and we ought to expect great football again on a decent pitch,” Rohr told the media.

“We can’t attempt new players now, it is past the point of no return and it is getting more genuine on the grounds that it is World Cup qualifiers.

“The Afcon qualifiers is finished and we need to get a similar outcome like in the World Cup qualifiers. We need to keep tackling our work – the authorities.

“We say thanks to Nigerians for their help even after the two draws (versus Sierra Leone). We had a ton of wounds and we saw three parts in the primary leg in Benin City who went off in an emergency vehicle – Osimhen, Balogun and Musa.

Victor James Osimhen of Nigeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, 3rd and 4th place match between Tunisia and Nigeria at Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 17 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

“The record of our outcomes is generally excellent and I realize we are unbeaten altogether our away games in the qualifiers. It is a pleasant one and we need to proceed to consistently be the awesome here and there we can’t generally win all matches.”

Enyimba’s Anayo Iwuala was the lone new face who played for the Super Eagles in the just-closed worldwide break while new invitees, goalkeeper John Noble and Abia Warriors’ Adeleke Adekunle, were unused substitutes.

In spite of not playing a serious match since November 2020, Ahmed Musa was presented as a late substitute against Lesotho on Tuesday.

Rohr protected his choice of choosing the previous Leicester City man, who is presently looking for another club as a free specialist.

The 67-year-old said: “He has great wellness and there was no motivation not to permit him hit on play for the group. He is the commander of the group and we need to help him track down a decent club now.”

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