Gernot Rohr confirms addition of German born goalkeeper to Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr confirms addition of German born goalkeeper to Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr confirms addition of German born goalkeeper to Super Eagles

With barely 48 hours to the much awaited World Cup draw billed for the Kremlin in Russian Federation, the feeling across the globe especially within the countries that qualified for the Mundial is that of anxiety.

Nwosu, a former captain of the national team, in a chat with THISDAY last night, said the Eagles should not develop cold feet about the prospect of drawing Brazil, Germany, Spain or the hosts nation, Russia.

"There is no superpower in football".

"When we saw the draw for the World Cup, we knew we were condemned [by a tough group] and we determined that we must overcome it". Qualification for the World cup is not a mean feat and is an indication that the team that so emerged is ready to prove itself among the bests.

"The World Cup is not a place where we go and try".

The top five youngest squads to the World Cup are Nigeria (24.9), Germany (25.7), England (25.9), Denmark (26.1) and Senegal (26.4), while the likes of Portugal, Brazil, Spain and Argentina head to the World Cup with an average age of 27 and 28 between them.

The Super Eagles have been placed in Pot 4, which contains all the lowest-ranked teams from the October FIFA ranking, while both France and Germany are seeded in Pot 1 alongside the highest-ranked teams. The win brought back memories of Nigeria's 4-1 spanking of the Argentines in another friendly in Abuja on the first day of June 2011, and the 1996 Olympic Final, in which the South Americans were outlcassed by the Dream Team.

Nwosu insisted that rather than worry about other teams, it the so-called big guns that are already fretting about Nigeria, which is not a new comer on the World Cup stage.

Nigeria - who have never gone further than the round of 16 - will "take it one match at a time", he added. "I am not under any pressure and am projecting a quarter final target for Nigeria, which in honesty, is a realistic benchmark", Nwosu said.

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