Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, says his priority is to build a formidable team and qualify for the 2018 World Cup scheduled for Russia.
Rohr made the assertion at a post match briefing after Nigeria beat Tanzania, 1-0 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, Uyo, on Saturday.
Rohr said Nigeria was blessed with good players that would be trained to do well and qualify for the World Cup.
“We want to build a team with a good defence, a good spirit, who can win games.
” Today, we 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.
” So, they did it, and I am happy for them for the staff and Nigerian people,” he said.
Rohr praised the Tanzania goalkeeper, Aishi Manula for saving several scoring chances which prevented the Super Eagles from scoring as the Super Eagles missed 12 scoring chances during the match until Kelechi Iheanacho broke the deadlock when his 77th minute strike beat Manula for Nigeria’s goal.