Russia 2018: Super Eagles Hold Emergency Meeting, See Details
The Super Eagles of Nigeria has held an emergency meeting in the absence of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr on Monday night as they try to turn the table around against Iceland on Friday.
According to reports, the players were not happy with Rohr’s approach to the Croatia game in which China-based forward Odion Ighalo was isolated, Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses rendered a mediocrity showing and young Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi was anonymous until he was substituted.
Camp sources said that on Tuesday the seething players allegedly held a meeting where they resolved to give all against the fearless Nordic side who made Argentina superstar Lionel Messi look ordinary in their 1-1 draw at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Saturday.
“The players reviewed their performances in the match against Croatia and resolved to hold talks with the coach before the game,” the source said.
The source also claimed that captain Mikel Obi has come under pressure from his colleagues to persuade Rohr to feature players in their natural positions and also to play two strikers upfront.
Meanwhile, Israel-based John Ogucould land a starting role with Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi dropping to the bench.
Ndidi, whose fitness has a question mark, emerged as one of the flops against Croatia, a tie in which Etebo was a revelation.
It was also learnt that Rohr wants players who can match the combative and athletic Iceland side, with players of an average 1.90m in height.
It was also learnt that the former Gabon manager could retain striker Odion Ighalo in his line-up and hand Ahmed Musa a starting role as he seeks to break down Iceland’s team.