Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has stepped up his preparations for next weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa by watching past matches of the opponents.
Rohr is working on what he believes would be a winning formula for the match at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on November 17, and is currently reviewing videos of past matches featuring Bafana Bafana.
The Franco-German tactician said he is studying such games in order to get a clear view of how to curtail the hosts in the potentially feisty match to decide the fate of both teams in the race to AFCON 2019.
Nigeria would qualify with victory and move mathematically closer to Cameroon 2019 with a draw, while a defeat would knock Bafana out but victory would also take them through.
Consequently, Rohr says he needs to get fresh insights into the real strengths and weaknesses of the team that dealt him his first defeat as Eagles’ coach, when they won 2-0 away in Uyo back in June 2017.
Rohr said his plan is to get Nigeria’s pound of flesh in Johannesburg, hence his efforts to prepare properly tactically and technically for the upcoming match at Soccer City.
He added that arrangement has been concluded to ensure the early arrival of players in the new camp in Asaba, which will also host an international friendly between his side and Uganda three days later.
Nigeria will travel to Johannesburg to keep a date with Bafana Bafana in the race to Cameroon 2019 then return home same night to take on Uganda three days later in Asaba.
Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye revealed: “Our camp will open on Monday in Asaba, Delta State and we are expected to depart Asaba on a chartered flight on Thursday or Friday for South Africa.
“After the game in South Africa, the Eagles will return to the country for the international friendly against Uganda taking place in Asaba.”