Eagles Stars Hold Crisis Meeting Behind Rohr Ahead Of Crucial Iceland Clash

Super Eagles players are united in the resolve to change their fortunes at the ongoing Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup after they held a crisis meeting in the absence of head coach Gernot Rohr.

Team captain John Mikel Obi and his teammates have come in for a lot of criticisms following the toothless performance against Croatia in their tournament opener in Group D.

Oghenekaro Etebo (own goal) and Luka Modric (penalty) scored either side of halftime to condemn three-time Champions Nigeria to a 2-0 loss.

The result means that the Super Eagles occupy bottom spot in their group ahead of the clash with Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on Friday evening.

The current predicament prompted soul searching on the part of the players as confirmed by a camp source.

The source while speaking with the Punch said: “The players reviewed their performances in the match against Croatia and resolved to hold talks with the coach before the game.”

A first win of the tournament against first timers Iceland will put the Super Eagles back in the frame for knockout stage qualification while defeat would signal the end of the road for Gernot Rohr and his players.

A draw will put qualification hopes in serious jeopardy ahead of the last group game against Argentina on Tuesday.