Nigeria’s Super Eagles will on Monday take to the battle field in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The team will have their hands full when they confront Democratic Republic of Congo in Port Harcourt on Monday
Ahead of the international friendly match, which is meant to prepare the team for the World Cup in Russia, Gernot Rohr has directed the Eagles to play a high tempo game.
From the team’s first training session in Uyo, the German has emphasised the virtues of quick movement and finding the penetrating pass behind the defence.
From the first training, he is looking at attacking football. He is looking at a passing game. He is looking at a penetrating pass, a pass that creates danger, less square passes and more forward passes.
Yesterday’s training session at the Practice Pitch of Godswill Akpabio Stadium emphasised the point, with Rohr pushing the players to move the ball quicker and to find the forward pass to release the strikers.
Stephen Eze and William Troost Ekong were encouraged to play the ball out of defence.
Benfica new signing Tyrone Ebuehi was played at right back and asked to bomb forward at every opportunity.
But Rohr is still keeping his cards closely guarded; only promising that every player will get an opportunity to turn out before the DRC game.