Rohr Plans ‘Solid Preparations’ For AFCON Qualifier


Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that he has plans for very solid preparations and aims to hit the ground running with his players once they arrive in camp on September 2, because it is very important that they beat Seychelles.

Having lost their first match of the Africa Cup of Nations, 2-0 at home against South Africa, Rohr acknowledged that the Eagles cannot afford another slip and stressed that beating Seychelles on September 7 is his main target for now.

While also looking to the future, especially with an international friendly against Saudi Arabia looming, the Franco-German gaffer said he will only talk about trying out new players after the upcoming crucial clash away to Seychelles.

Rohr declared: “We lost our first game against South Africa in June last year and the next game against Seychelles is very important to us. After that, we will play two back-to-back games against Libya.

“Seychelles, I believe, have a very good team, so we have to prepare well to beat them. Then after that, we want to play Saudi Arabia on September 11, which will be a good chance to try some new players.

“The game against Seychelles is a crucial one and we won’t have longer time to prepare for it, so there is no real chance to try out new players, but we hope to do that in friendlies. It’s a game we can’t afford to lose.”


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