After Nigeriaâ€™s 1-0 win over Tanzania, a match Nigeria should have won by 5 or 6 goals if not for the goalkeeperâ€™s heroics, Nigeriaâ€™s foreign technical adviser Gernot Rohr has said he believes that the Super Eagles have a good chance of qualifying for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Nigeria needed a late goal by Kelechi Iheanacho to go past Tanzania on Saturday night in Uyo, but Rohr believes Nigeria could qualify for a sixth World Cup ahead of Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia.
â€œIâ€™m happy I won my first match,â€ said Rohr to journalists.
â€œWe have a good chance of qualifying for the World Cup.
â€œA team that failed to qualify for the AFCON need confidence and the confidence is coming back gradually.
â€œWe played well and any team who created 12, 14 chances in a match, that tells you itâ€™s a good team.
â€œWe were wasteful but we will work on our finishing.â€ â€œWe are a new team and just getting to know each other but I know my players have the quality to play good football,â€
â€œWe played against Tanzania who put many players behind the ball and we needed time to break them down.
â€œTheir goalkeeper was excellent. He denied us many opportunities to score. But our quality is not in doubt.
â€œWe had a Tanzania team with a very good goalkeeper and there was need for patience, the players had to wait for the good moment to score the goal. We want to build a team with a good defence, a good spirit, who can win games.â€