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Rohr to meet with NFF following Super Eagles’ defeat to South Africa

The head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, is set to meet with the Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday morning.

According to the chairman of the committee, the upcoming 2018 World Cup double-header against Cameroon in August, will be top of the agenda.

The meeting comes few days, after Nigeria got their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series off to the worst possible start, with a 2-0 home defeat to South Africa in Uyo .

It leaves the Eagles third in Group E, following Libya’s 5-1 defeat of Seychelles on Friday.

“It was not the result we worked or prayed for, but the truth is we have only lost one of six matches in the series, and this wake-up call has come at the right time,” Green said in an NFF release on Sunday night.

 “It has also come when we still have the opportunity to rectify things and prepare harder for the remaining matches of the FIFA World Cup qualifying race.

“Losing to South Africa was never in our calculation, but it has happened. Someone once said that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Now, everyone, including the technical crew and the players, know that we must work harder than we ever done, dig deeper than we have ever done and show the kind of commitment greater than we have ever shown in the two qualifying campaigns.

“There are so many things to take forward from this game. One of them is that this type of reverse must never happen to the Super Eagles again,” he added.

 “But now, we have to focus squarely on the FIFA World Cup qualifiers because the race to the Cup of Nations will only resume in nine months’ time. In two-and-half months, we have classical World Cup battles with Cameroon. That is the only issue on our minds at the moment.”

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