Leading up to Sunday’s friendly with Brazil, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has hit out at the country’s football administration over logistical issues that threatened to scupper the tie.

A delay in the visa processing meant that a number of the backroom staff, as well as vital training equipment, arrived Singapore late, thereby impacting upon the German’s scheduled training programme.

Rohr’s reaction, predictably, was one of frustration. “There is still a lot of work to do. It is always the same problems – waiting days for our equipment to arrive, visa issues – we have to do better,” he stressed.

He also praised Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong, who will lead the side out against Brazil, pointing to him as a role model for the younger players in the squad to emulate in their development.

“We have African players doing well in Europe, some like our stand-in captain William Troost-Ekong are born in Europe and bring back good philosophy and culture which others can learn.

“We need to do better work with the young players, who need to have more discipline,” Rohr admonished.

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