Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr says travelling by sea ahead of the qualifiers against Benin on Saturday is the best way to go. According to the German tactician the distance by sea is not only shorter but quite calm.
“It will be the best way to go there,” said Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr.
“Last Saturday, I made the trip and we were flying on the water. It was so quick and calm.” The trip by sea takes around an hour.
Nigeria, who have called up as many as 20 overseas-based stars, will set sail for the capital Porto-Novo on Friday morning.
The three-time African champions lead Group L with eight points from four matches, while Benin are second on seven points.
Sierra Leone have three points and Lesotho bottom of the standings with two points with the top two teams advancing to the Nations Cup in Cameroon in January. Nigeria finished third at the last Nations cup in Egypt with Algeria carting away the Champions’ trophy. The Squirrels versus Eagles match is billed for 5pm.