Former board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Emeka Inyama says he is confident the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia under the tutelage of Franco-German coach, Gernot Rohr.
Nigeria are in pole position in Group E of the final qualifying round in Africa with 6 points from two matches, four points clear of African Champions, Cameroon, who they face in a double-header early next month.
Asked whether he thinks Nigeria can qualify for the global showpiece despite losing 2-0 to South Africa in Uyo in a 2019 AFCON qualifier in June, the Abia Warriors chairman said: “Yes we can. I’m very optimistic about it.
“We have the quality; we have the players and they are getting it right”
Inyama believes Rohr who took charge of the three African Champions over a year ago is poised to succeed in his quest to guide Nigeria to the Mundial because he is operating without ‘sentiments’.
“Leaving sentiments apart, I believe an Oyibo (foreign) coach is wanted because he doesn’t believe in sentiments; he doesn’t believe in F or B”
“On that score, I think that Rohr is here for business and I wish them well,” he said.
Nigeria have only failed to qualify for the World Cup once (in 2006) since making her debut in 1994.