NIGERIAN-BASED Belgian born soccer tactician, Maurice Cooreman has backed the Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr to successfully lead the team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Cooreman who tutors Nigeria Professional Football League side, Akwa United FC of Uyo told Nigerian Pilot Sports in an exclusive interview that the German coach is well equipped to overcome the stiff challenges to be posed by the likes of Zambia, Algeria and Cameroon when the qualifying series begin next month. “From my interaction with the coach after the Tanzanian
game in Uyo, it was clear to me that Rohr know the size of the job he has got and exactly what he wants to do. He has already built a good relationship with the head coach and the other indigenous coaches,’’ began Coach Cooreman. Cooreman who has spent the past 17 years working with various Nigerian clubsides and winning several laurels believes if the recently contracted German coach can select a good blend of players and adopt a workable tactics/ formation, Nigeria can clinch their third successive World Cup ticket. “After missing out on two
Nations Cup tournaments in a row, I think the Super Eagles must strive to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup if not for anything else, the future of the game in the country. He called on Nigerians to rally support for the national team ahead of the commencement of the African qualifiers next month. The Super Eagles camp will be thrown open in Abuja on October 4, precisely four days before the team clash with the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Lusaka.


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