Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has declared that the team could have won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, if Nigeria had qualified for the tournament.
Rohr who was speaking against the background of the impending World Cup qualification tie against Cameroon stated that the Super Eagles had all it took to reach the final and win the trophy.
“The quality of our team is good and if we were at the Cup of Nations, we would have stood a chance of winning it. We have a young team, our team is motivated,” said Rohr.
Nigeria will defend their four point lead over second placed Cameroon when both teams clash in back to back games later in the year, but Rohr believes the African Champions have a lot to worry about than his team.
“When we win the next game in Cameroon, it will be very okay for us to be in Russia. I am always confident and I think we have a good team .
“Cameroon are a very good team now with different players of course, they are not so young when you look at the average age of their players which is 26, the youngest ones being Bassogog and the goalkeeper, so the other ones are not so young.
“We are a younger team, we have an experienced captain who now plays in China, we will have, I hope so, two new players who will help us when we get to play them, we’ll see very interesting games against Cameroon because they know they must beat us or at least a draw to stand a chance of going to Russia.”