Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Andrew Aikhoumogbe, is confident that Gernot Rohr’s Benin Republic team will not be able to hinder the Super Eagles’ quest to qualify for the 2026 World Cup. Nigeria has been drawn in Group C alongside South Africa, Benin, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho.
Rohr, who previously managed the Super Eagles before being sacked by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) in 2021, might have an agenda to prevent Nigeria from qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. Despite helping the team qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Rohr was let go by the NFF.
However, Aikhoumogbe firmly believes that Nigeria’s football pedigree surpasses that of Benin, and the Super Eagles possess the quality necessary to overcome their opponents in both legs of the qualification campaign.
“While the game against Benin will undoubtedly be tough, I am optimistic that Nigeria will emerge victoriously and secure their spot in the Mundial,” Aikhoumogbe stated.
With such confidence in the Super Eagles’ abilities, Aikhoumogbe dismisses any concerns about Rohr’s tactics and believes that Nigeria’s superior football prowess will prevail. The task at hand may be challenging, but Aikhoumogbe is certain that Nigeria will achieve their goal of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup.
In conclusion, Aikhoumogbe’s belief in Nigeria’s ability to overcome Benin Republic in the qualification campaign for the 2026 World Cup stems from the country’s rich footballing history and the superior quality of the Super Eagles.