It’ll be a shame if Nigeria miss next World Cup despite having Africa’s best players – Rohr

Head coach of Benin Republic, Gernot Rohr, has opined that it will be shameful and disappointing if Super Eagles of Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The three-time African champions missed out on a place at the last edition of the mundial hosted by Qatar.

Eagles have endured a poor start to the 2026 qualifiers, recording three draws and one defeat from four matches, leaving them in second from bottom in Group C.

Rohr, who formerly managed the Nigerian national team, said the squad boasts of the best players in Africa and if they miss another World Cup then it will be ‘a bit shameful’.

According to him, the Nigeria Football Federation, Super Eagles technical team and players would have to do everything possible to qualify for the World Cup, because Nigeria risks crashing out as it is currently battling with only 3 points.

Rohr said; “If they [Super Eagles] miss another one, for such a football country with the best players in Africa, it would be a little bit shameful.

“So, I think the players will do everything to go there (World Cup), and also the federation and the staff. But now, of course they must be realistic and say that it’s only three points in four games.”