Ahead of the October 13 International friendly match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Selecao of Brazil, head coach Gernot Rohr has described the game as a must-win encounter which would restore confidence in his boys ahead of the Nations Cup qualifier against the Benin Republic slated for next month.
In a chat with Sportinglife.ng, he said the match is necessary to test the ability of the players and also an opportunity to know the players who are physically fit for his selection as there would be no other friendly before the qualifier.
The German-born tactician said the match will not be treated as a mere friendly because winning the game will lift the Super Eagles in the next FIFA ranking.
” I know Nigerians will want us to beat Brazil or judge us with the game. But my own is that the match is good to prepare their minds and build confidence. You know playing Brazil is a grade-A international friendly match, the boys must give their 100%t and we hope for a good result. So far the players are in high spirit and everybody is preparing and looking forward to the match,” said Rohr.
Rohr also revealed that the Eagles will not underrate the Squirrels of the Benin Republic in their first leg Nations cup qualifier billed for November 14 as he is currently studying the opponent’s match tapes.