Nigeria focused for Cameroon tie – Rohr

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has assured that his team are “fully focused and committed” to go toe to toe with African champions Cameroon in Friday’s Fifa World Cup qualifying match.

The Super Eagles play hosts to the Cameroonian side at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, and Rohr explained that his men know they have a big game on their hands.

He added that “the players know what it means” to face Cameroon in the World Cup qualifier.

“It is a big match and we are fully focused and committed. The players know what it means; they need little or no reminding of how important this match is. I am happy we have almost the full house now and can concentrate on our tactics for the game,” said Rohr.

Already 23 players are in camp as at Tuesday afternoon ahead of the match. Shehu Abdullahi is the only player now being expected.

Nigeria currently sit top of Group B of the World Cup qualification in Africa with six points, four ahead of their opponents in second place while Zambia and Algeria are in third and fourth positions respectively.

The match in Uyo is the first of two World Cup qualifiers between Nigeria and Cameroon. The second meeting is in Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on September 4.


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