Nigeria Warned Not To Overlook Liberia

A former Super Eagles defender, Bright Omokaro has warned Nigeria against underrating
Liberia, noting that despite their low rating the West Africans have always been tough opponents
to Nigeria.

He also advised the Super Eagles to avoid complacency in the home and away games against
Cape Verde and Central African Republic, saying most African teams try to be difficult
whenever they are pitted against Nigeria.

“With the present makeup of the Super Eagles we cannot now predict the approach Rohr will
adopt in the qualifiers.

“During my days, games against Liberia and some other smaller African nations were easy for us
because of Clemens Westerhof’s coaching method.”

“Where we braced up was during games against top African teams like Egypt, Cameroon, and
Algeria, among others.

“But in this present Eagles, you cannot understand the process of selection and game plans in
most of Rohr’s games.

“However, I want to advise the players to be serious with every game so that they will gather
enough points to be in a comfortable position in the group,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has started preparations for Super Eagles’
Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier against the Lone Star of Liberia, which is billed to hold in Lagos
on September 3, 2021.

They will then play against Liberia and Cape Verde again between November 11 and 16.
The group’s winner will play a final play-off against a winner from one of the other nine groups
in March next year for a ticket to the World Cup billed for Qatar next year from November 21,
2022.

The NFF Media Director, Ademola Olajire said the federation has already started preparations
for the qualifiers, adding that the list of players for the matches would be made public once
Coach Gernot Rohr submits it to the federation.

“We are sticking with Lagos for the matches because it has always been a fertile ground for our
teams,” he said, adding that the state government has assured the NFF of adequate support.

 

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