- Brazil vs Nigeria friendly match is scheduled for Sunday, October 13
- Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr urges his players to give their best
- The German born coach says he will use the game to prepare his team for the 2021 AFCON qualifiers
Nigeria's Super Eagles face off with Brazil in an international friendly game at the Singapore National Stadium on Sunday, October 13.
Though, nothing is at stake in the match, it will however help coach Gernot Rohr test the quality of the team he has been building against a tough opposition.
Selecao earlier in the week played a 1-1 draw against the best team in Africa, Senegal at the same venue, but will hope to up their game against the three time African champions.
It is believed that the south American country will want to have their revenge after their shocking defeat at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where Nigeria went ahead to win gold in men's football event.
Rohr, while speaking ahead of the match, admitted that Nigerians will judge his team based on their performance against the five time world champions.
He insisted that he will use the game to build the confidence of his young team having played 2-2 draw against Ukraine in their last outing in September.
“I know Nigerians will want us to beat Brazil and some would judge us with the result from this game,” explained Rohr in a chat with NationSport.
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"But I think the match is good to prepare the minds of our young team and build their confidence.”
Rohr further said: “You know playing Brazil is a grade international friendly match as such the boys must give their 100 per cent and we hope for a good result.
"The players are in high spirit and everybody is preparing and looking forward for the match.” he concluded.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria Football Federation are owing Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr up to three months salary.
This is according to a tweet by renowned sports reporter Osasu Obayiwana, and it comes two days to the big friendly match between Nigeria and Brazil.
Rohr is on $50,000 monthly salary, and this means the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has not paid the German since July.
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