Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says that he is optimistic that the team will maintain their form in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
There are doubts as to whether Nigeria will suffer from their lack of participation at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The last competitive action for Nigeria was back in November. Since then, they have not played any game, while the major group opponents like Algeria and Cameroon have been involved in the Africa Cup of Nations. In fact, Cameroon went on to lift the title in what is seen as a major boost for the national team.