President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has reiterated that the federation would ensure it supports Gernot Rohr’s quest to lead the Super Eagles to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Nigeria have been drawn against Cape Verde, Liberia and Central African Republic in the third round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, African section.
Although the Super Eagles are favourites to progress from the group, Pinnick insists the team will not underestimate the strength of their group opponents, and the NFF would ensure the best players prosecute the games.
He also disclosed that the federation would support Rohr with all technical assistance before the commencement of the qualifying series in October.
“We have found ourselves in a tricky group that looks easy on paper, but difficult on the field of play in the qualifying race for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar,” Pinnick told Soccernet.
“Although I am delighted with the group, we must not underestimate teams like Liberia, Cape Verde and Central African Republic (CAR), because they can be difficult to beat.
“Besides, there are no minnows in the football any longer, and it would be an aberration if we fold our arms and believe we will qualify with ease.”
“At this point, we won’t leave any stone unturned if we are to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.”
“We will support the Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr with useful technical assistance to make things easy for us, Pinnick added.
Winners from the ten groups will be paired in a knockout round tie to determine Africa’s representatives at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Nigeria has only failed to qualify for the World Cup once (Germany 2006) since her first appearance at the USA 1994 finals.