It was a moment of joy when the Super Eagles scored the deciding goal in their world cup qualifier against Zambia. It was Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi that got the lone goal for Nigeria after coming on as a substitute.
Nigeria now head into the last game of the group knowing that whatever happens, their place at Russia 2018 is secure. This kind of success achieved is what most fans did not see coming but credit has to go to the technical crew of the Nigeria football federation.
When the group draw was made and Nigeria fall in the same group with Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria, many never gave the Super Eagles the chance to defeat a country like Algeria with their current stars like Riyad Mahrez but they did it effortlessly.
This is because the management knew the only way to top a group like this is adequate preparation and support to the coach. The appointment of Gernot Rohr has brought more success to the nation in recent time.
Giving the manager all the needed support while preparing for the qualifiers added to the factors that enhance the performance of the players. All bonuses and areas being cleared and all promises fulfilled means the players will be proud and honored to don the jersey of their homeland.
The tactical approach of Rohr also has to be applauded because he showed he knows his game plan for the qualifiers.
What is next is planning on how to organize top rated friendliest that will make the players in more competitive shape. The last match against Algeria will not be taken serious which means other matches that has sometime at stake will be more appreciated. The world cup is still 10 months away and there is still time but the earlier the friendliest are arranged the better it is for the Eagles.