Rohr May Drop Uyo As Eagles’ Final Build-up Camp


Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has hinted that he may have to drop his earlier decision to hold his final pre-Africa Cup of Nations camp in Uyo, sequel to the rejection of Cameroon as hosts of the competition.

The Franco-German gaffer said issues of weather, acclimatisation and proximity informed the earlier choice of Uyo, but learnt that may now have to change, depending on which country gets the nod from CAF to now host AFCON 2019.

Rohr initially reckoned that training in Uyo would give the Eagles added benefits of similar weather with neighbouring Cameroon, on Nigeria’s eastern border, as well as a short distance travel few days to kick-off.

However, with Cameron stripped off the hosting right last week, Rohr is already holding misgivings over the possibility of going ahead with his plan, as Egypt and South Africa are now in contention to host the event.

Heading to either country for AFCON 2019 would bring up issues of cold weather, regardless of the competition now holding in the summer, as well as humidity and a long distance flight from Nigeria.

Rohr expatiated: “Our program has been submitted (but we are) waiting also for the CAF decision about the host country.

“They are very important going forward in Eagles preparation for next year’s AFCON.”


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