Rohr Happy Over May 29 Date With President Buhari


Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has disclosed how happy he is that President Muhammadu Buhari will finally host the team on May 29.

Rohr said he and the players will be happy to meet President Buhari, after they open the 2018 World Cup final selection camp on Monday, May 21, with May 22 fixed as deadline for all 30 invitees to arrive in Uyo.

Before visiting President Buhari, Rohr and his players will open training camp on May 22 in Uyo before a friendly against DR Congo in Port Harcourt on May 28.

The match will mark the partnership between Rivers State Government and La Liga giants Real Madrid to set up an academy in Port Harcourt.

The Eagles will then face Czech Republic in a final test game on June 6 in Austria, which would be the final match in their Russia 2018 build-up time table.

The dates on note are – May 22 – Training camp opens in Uyo May 28 – Friendly vs DR Congo in Port Harcourt May 29 – Presidential visit in Abuja June 2 – Friendly vs England at Wembley June 4 – Announcement of final 23-man squad June 6 – Final friendly vs Czech Republic June 11 – Departure to Russia June 16 – Opening Group D match vs Croatia


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