World Cup: Gernot Rohr, Mikel Obi Promise To Deliver
June 16, 2018
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr and captain Mikel Obi have said that the Super Eagles will deliver on its promise on today against Vatreni of Croatia.
The Nigerian side will face Croatia today at the Kaliningrad Stadium in their opening Group D match at the FIFA World Cup, needing to win for a bright start.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Egypt had lost their opening Group A match at Ekaterinburg 0-1 to Uruguay, after an 89th minute goal by Jose Gimenez.
Morocco followed in their trail hours later with a 0-1 loss to Iran at St. Petersburg in Group B, falling to an own goal in added time by Aziz Bouhaddouz.
Rohr, who earlier in the day had addressed the media before the team’s training session, said he was sure that his team was in shape to get a good result.
“We know the importance of getting a good result. It is important that we set out well, and we have been doing our best to be in good condition, just like I said earlier today.
“Now that we are here and close to the hour, the players are in the right mood and ready for Croatia. We will do what is necessary,’’ he said.