11 October 2017

Nigeria: Eagles Reveal Teams They Will Love to Face in Russia

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FIFA world cup trophy.

A cross section of players of the Super Eagles including coach Gernot Rohr have revealed the teams they will love to face at the World Cup in Russia next year.

The team's tec hnical adviser, Rohr says he will love to play against his country of birth, that is the defending World Cup champions Germany who are also through to the World Cup.

Shortly before Nigeria defeated Zambia 1-0 to seal qualification, Rohr revealed his dream will be to play and beat Germany in the World Cup as coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

"Yes, I am happy I had the chance to coach players like Zidane, Dugarry and Lizarazu in Bordeaux, we went to the final of the European Cup. So we had wonderful thing already but the most beautiful thing there is to go to the World Cup, and then beat my home country Germany," he concluded.

Here are the reactions from some players.

Moses Simon - We are not scared of any team but if you ask me, I want us to face Belgium at the World Cup. It will be a wonderful experience.

Chidozie Awaziem - Playing in the World Cup is no doubt a big step in the career of any player. To me I honestly would love us to face Portugal. I hope I'm not offending anybody.

Daniel Akpeyi - The World Cup is something you want to enjoy till maybe the final game, so avoiding the strong teams won't be bad, but I will love us to face Argentina, we need to avenge the pain they have inflicted on us in the past.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa - My job is to guard my post against strikers, so that makes my case a bit different but playing against Brazil at the World Cup won't be a bad experience for me.

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