Nigerian Foottball Federation has revealed that the Super Eagles will play two friendly matches against Senegal and another West Africa country in their preparation of the crucial 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia qualifier against Cameroon in August.
NFF President, Amaju Pinnick disclosed that the international friendlies will be against teams that play same style of football with Cameroon so as to get the team accustomed with the style.
We have reasoned that it won’t make sense playing Germany or Wales when the Super Eagles would face a physical side like Cameroon,”
“So, as we speak, we have secured a friendly against Senegal and we are working on playing Cote d’Ivoire.
“These are two games that would adequately prepare us for the Cameroon games since they both play the same style of football with Cameroon.
“Our aim is to ensure that we keep the players on their toes with the two available Fifa windows.
“We had gotten two top teams in the world but we had to tell them to relax because we cannot be playing against Germany or Wales when we are preparing against Cameroon. We need to play teams that are physical and combative side as Cameroon.”
“The technical committee has put their heads together and reported to me and I have to give them go ahead. We are ensuring that everything we need to do is perfected. The qualifier is not a sprint but marathon.
“It needs endurance and persistence. We need to secure the maximum point to qualify. Agreed, we have started on very good and solid footing but we must have to look beyond that and consolidate.
“I held over an hour discussion with the coach, Rohr, on Monday and he revealed some new things he wants to do. At the end of the discussion, he told me to go and relax as he would get the job done.