Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr says he is looking forward to having a selection problem after overseeing his team’s first training session in Uyo on Tuesday ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifier against African Champions, Cameroon.
Nigeria, who lead Group B of the final qualifying round for Russia 2018 with 6 points from two matches, face second-placed Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium on Friday 1 September before traveling to Yaounde three days; later for the reverse fixture.
With the full complement of invited players for the fixtures in training, the Franco-German tactician expressed satisfaction with the fitness of his players.
“It was a good training session. We had everybody in good fitness, no injuries,” Rohr told Journalists after the session.
“So I hope that it will be difficult for me to choose eleven starting players because everybody wants to play.
“We will continue (training) tomorrow (Wednesday). It will be a closed training tomorrow (Wednesday). I ask you (Reporters) to understand because we must prepare our team at least once alone; without the Journalists.
“I think by tomorrow (Wednesday) night, I will have in my mind already the team that will start this important game against Cameroon.”
The former Burkina Faso and Gabon coach equally expressed confidence that the Eagles will be able to defeat the Indomitable Lions on Friday given the quality of players in the team.
“Cameroon are Champions of Africa and also took part in the Confederation Cup but it was not so easy for them.
“They haven’t won a game in four matches now but we know that quality-wise, they are a very, very good team.
“But we also have a good team. Now we have a little more experience. In the last game (against South Africa), it was a very young team. Now we have our captain (John Mikel Obi), we have our best striker; we have our defenders coming back also.
“So we believe that we also have a good team and we can beat them (Cameroon),” he said.