Former Super Eagles defense stalwart, Yisa Shofoluwe has urged the Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr to work more on the defense of the Eagles to ensure qualification for the 2018 World Cup slated for Russia.

“The team is work in progress so in as much as I am not too happy with the defense line, I think they will still become formidable with many matches to be played. The coaches should work more on the defense and the team will be unstoppable”, Shofoluwe told SportingLife.
He, however, tipped the Eagles to pick the ticket ahead of Cameroun, Algeria and Zambia.
“I am confident and very sure that Nigeria will qualify for the (Russia 2018) World Cup because the players are very dedicated and desperate to get the ticket with the way I saw them play against Zambia and Algeria in the first two group matches they have played so far. It is not easy beating Zambia on their ground in Ndola and then very solid Algeria here in Nigeria.
“We have a young team now and the young players are ready to work hard for the team to achieve success. I am particularly happy with the zeal in their playing which shows their determination to be at the World Cup. That is the positive spirit needed to book the ticket.
“My prayer for them, most especially players like Victor Moses and the rest should not have injury prior to our qualification matches. It is only injury that can stop the team, so I don’t pray for injuries”, Shofoluwe prayed.