Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has said his target is to ensure that the team qualifies for the semi-finals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria had qualified for next year’s tournament after defeating Zambia 1-0 in Uyo.
Rohr said Nigeria already advanced to the round of 16 in three previous tournaments.
Rohr told French sports newspaper L’Equipe,‘’They are already out of the group stage to go to the round of 16, especially in 2014 when they faced the French team (0-2 defeat),’’.
‘’We will try to do as well. Unfortunately, here, the ambitions are a little more excessive: the team must reach at least the semifinals.
‘’We have the ambition of the leaders to manage, even if I get along very well with the president (Amaju Pinnick), who came to get me”
‘’There are many people at the Federation (NFF). As in all African countries, it’s never easy. But for now, it’s going very well.’’