FIFA World Cup: Super Eagles ready to face Liberia in Lagos
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has declared that the team is ready to face Liberia in Friday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash. The first match of the World Cup qualifying campaign will hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
The Super Eagles are widely considered as favourites to win the match and secure all three points as they aim to qualify for another major tournament under the management of the German tactician.
The Lone Stars simply cannot boast of the quality and depth available to the Super Eagles, but Rohr has cautioned his players to avoid a repeat of the 4-4 draw against Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone fought back from four goals down in Benin City to earn a draw in a 2021 AFCON qualifier.
“We can’t underrate anybody especially after what happened a few months ago in Benin City (4-4 draw with Sierra Leone),” Rohr stated according to Complete Sports.
“Liberia have had a good preparation and President George Weah has ensured they have a good team, so it won’t be easy against them,” the coach said.
The coach further said he is satisfied with the physical shape of his players, who all but one play overseas. “They’re hungry, they want to win this match. We’re ready.”