By Olawale Ayeni and ABUBAKAR YUNUSA,Abuja
Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr said he’s confident that the senior men’s national team would qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Super Eagles are hoping to move ahead of their rivals in Group C, having drawn with Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in the second round of 2020 World Cup qualifying match for African countries, which will be
their seventh appearance in the tournament.
Rohr, in an interview with FIFA.com, revealed his intention to lead the three-time African champions to the quarter-finals stage of the Qatar 2022 for the first time.
The German gaffer noted that the Super Eagles would not underrate any opponents during the qualifying campaign of the world showpiece.
“We have three opponents in the group and have to respect all of them. Liberia is a team that can’t be underestimated as we saw when we beat them in a friendly. As for Cape Verde, they have players of Portuguese and Brazilian origin, and they can beat any team. Central African Republic is an unknown quantity for us, which makes it more difficult” he said.
“I think the group is tough, but we believe in our capabilities. Given that we qualified from the group of death for Russia 2018, we’re confident we can make it this time as well”.
According to him “We’ll take it one step at a time. First, we need to qualify, and if we do that, we’ll review our group at the finals. We’ll try to progress to the knockout stage, which we got very close to two years ago. We have to work hard to achieve that” he added.