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Rohr welcomes back Moses, Ighalo ahead of Algeria clash


salisu-rohr-2-009-620x400Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has expressed his delight at having the trio of Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses and Leon Balogun for this weekend’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria.

Despite the arrival of some of his key players, Rohr remains wary of the Desert Warriors, although he remains confident his team can win the game.

“We have Leon Balogun and others like Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo who were not around; it is good to have so many solutions and not just one list with same players for all the matches,” Rohr told CAFOnline.come

“Algeria which is the number one team in Africa must be disappointed for dropping points at home against Cameroon. They will come to Uyo very well prepared against us.

“So mathematically, it was a good operation for us that we won in Ndola; and we are the only teams that have three points after the first round of matches.

“The preparation has been to look at our players in their clubs because we cannot play any friendly match. We have to analyse the matches and we also have to keep eyes on our players because we have started building a new team with many young players.

“It was good we have two wins after two matches (Tanzania and Zambia) which is good for our confidence but there is still a lot of work to do.”

Nigeria will be seeking to extend their lead at the top of the African qualifying Group B, when they host the Desert Warriors on Saturday.

The Super Eagles defeated Zambia 2-1 in Ndola in the first round of fixtures, while Algeria were held to a 1-1 draw by Cameroon.

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