The forthcoming world cup in Russia will be Nigerian’s 6th appearance at world cup finals. Its best performance has been getting to the second round –but it has gathered tremendous world cup experiences that would readily help its current handler, Gernot Rohr to use and passed onto the present crop of players in order to avoid pitfalls and mistakes of past world cup finals. They say, experience is the best teacher, and so, it would be fool hardy of the super eagles to get knocked out, or, eliminated through similar circumstance of previous world cup. In order words, Coach Gernot Rohr should use our past world cup performance as a yard stick to evaluate and analyse the mistakes of the past and, then work assiduously to avoid a repetition of similar mistakes.
Let it be known that to win the world cup, or do well, a national team does not need a legion of great players. A team of players with the right mental attitude, Synergy, bonding and team spirit can actually spring surprises at a world cup. And for Gernot Rohr, he needs to instill the right mentality and attitude into his wards and by so doing, they may shock the world.