The head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr is worried about Lagos as venue of his team’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier group opener against Liberia this week.
Nigeria will host Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Friday and Rohr says the pitch, traffic situation might make his players not achieve desired target of a win.
“We are happy to play in Lagos but there are two things that must be better. The first thing is for the traffic, we cannot spend one and half hour from the hotel to the stadium. It’s too long,” Rohr told journalists.
“We need better escorts, we need better organization and the roads are full. This is one problem. The other problem is infrastructure, they had a good work on it but it’s not yet on a higher international level.
“Our players are used to playing on very good grass. It’s still not the case. So they are working a lot. We are happy to play on a very good grass. But It’s still not the case. They should play in the best infrastructure like they have in other countries.”
Nigeria takes on Liberia on Friday at the Teslim Balogun stadium from 5pm Nigerian time in their quest to secure qualifications to the World Cup in 2022.
He earns about $49,000 per month as Super Eagles coach.