Why Algeria will vent their spleen on Eagles - Rohr

NPFL By: Ambrose Udeme | 07/11/2016

Why Algeria will vent their spleen Eagles - Rohr

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr believes their opponent for match day two of the Fifa World Cup qualifiers Algeria will want to punish his side for the disappointing home draw against Cameroon.

Rohr led a new-look Super Eagles to a flying start in their FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 campaign following a 2-1 away victory over Zambia at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium last month.

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The German coach who has had a 100% start in his reign as the Eagles boss is aware of the huge task ahead of a place at Russia 2018, saying they are not going to leave their guard open in the race to Russia 2018.

"I believe all the games in this group will be difficult to win because all the four teams are very strong. Algeria which is the number one team in Africa must be disappointed for dropping points at home against Cameroon.

"They will come to Uyo very well prepared against us. So mathematically, it was a good operation for us that we won in Ndola; and we are the only teams that have three points after the first round of matches."

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On the team's preparation so far and the importance of a perfect start for the Eagles since his arrival, Rohr added: "The preparation has been to look at our players in their clubs because we cannot play any friendly match. We have to analyse the matches and we also have to keep eyes on our players because we have started building a new team with many young players.

"It was good we have two wins after two matches (Tanzania and Zambia) which is good for our confidence but there is still a lot of work to do."