‘Super Eagles Need Six More Friendlies Before 2018 World Cup’- Our Manager Gernot Rohr Says
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has said his team will need up to six friendly matches to be in optimum shape for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
The Eagles will face Argentina in a high-profile friendly on Tuesday in Krasnodar, Russia but Rohr, who has guided the Super Eagles to the World Cup via an unbeaten qualifying campaign, wants much more.
“It’s very good we have two games to prepare our team between November and March but it is not enough,” Rohr told press ahead of Argentina friendly.
“We’ll like two games in May, two games at the start of June. We could have six games during the pre-World Cup preparation, with training sessions used as match conditions.”
The only FIFA window for international matches between now and the World Cup in June is 19 to 27 March.