Rohr Aiming for Favourable Pairing for Super Eagles
Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr is seeking after a great draw for the three-time African victors at the draw service for the 2019 AFCON planned to hold next Friday, April 12 in Cairo, Egypt.
All the 24 groups that met all requirements for mainland football show-stopper will be put in six gatherings of four groups each for the competition planned to hold among June and July in Egypt.
Talking at the Aiteo-NFF Awards function that hung on Monday night in Lagos, the Franco-German gaffer uncovered he as of now has a thought of his squad while additionally seeking after an ideal blending.
Rohr who left Lagos for his base in France on Wednesday uncovered to AOIFootball.com that his group is prepared to go facing the best countries on the landmass.
While likewise indicating he will fly straightforwardly to Egypt from France for the draw, the Super Eagles mentor expressed completely that he trusts that the competition would be an intense one however his young men are completely mindful of the undertaking ahead.
Clearly, the attention is on the AFCON now; we needed to qualify and we have accomplished that so it’s an ideal opportunity to test our quality with the best legs on the landmass.
“I will fly legitimately for the draws from France and expectation we get a reasonable draw however I don’t likewise imagine that there will be weakling groups. The qualifiers were focused and I additionally trust the competition will likewise be a troublesome one,” Rohr cautioned.
The mentor additionally played down apprehensions over his group’s second pot seeding, demanding that the Eagles would be prepared to take on any of the six seeded groups in pot one, having officially tried their quality with host country Egypt in an agreeable a month ago in Asaba.
In the wake of missing the previous two version’s of the challenge, the Super Eagles were put in Pot 2 and would confront one of Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Tunisia who have all been put in Pot One of the draw.
In the interim, a previous Nigerian worldwide, Samuel Okeremute Sodje has tossed his weight behind the present harvest of Super Eagles players to win the Africa Nations Cup in June regardless of making an arrival following six years nonattendance.
The free scoring protector conceded that the bundle of players in the group are a great idea to go however should have faith in themselves and play as a unit to guarantee they triumph over the mainland’s best in Egypt.
“Certainly, the Nations Cup is winnable in light of the fact that we have the players that can convey the merchandise for us and I accept in the event that they play as a group and trust in their capacities, at that point they can rehash the accomplishment of 2013 in South Africa.
“Exclusively you take a gander at this present harvest of players and discover a lot of astonishing abilities, however youthful. I accept on the off chance that the correct outlook is ingrained in them before the competition, at that point they could go on and win one more trophy for Nigeria,” Sodje said.
He, in any case, included that with the development from 16 to 24, the challenge would be harder yet at the same time has faith in the Nigerian group as they have kept on improving diversion by amusement since their gathering stage exit from the World Cup in Russia.
Sam Sodje, the more youthful sibling of previous World Cup protector Efe Sodje, won four tops with the senior national group, making his introduction in the Eagles 3-0 misfortune to Romania in 2005 preceding additionally including in diversions against Ireland, France and Kenya.