Super Eagles Are 70 Per Cent Ready For AFCON, Says Rohr

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr


Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr just after the victory over the pharaohs of Egypt believed the team is 70 per cent ready for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

Nigeria defeated Egypt 1-0 in Tuesday’s friendly encounter as the Eagles intensify their preparation for the competition.

Reflecting on the victory, the Franco-German said the team still need to improve in so many areas before the competition on June 22.

“The match was a great match for us and when you play a great team like Egypt which for me are one of the favourites for the AFCON and win it is good,” Rohr told the media.

“All the time we must improve but let us enjoy this wonderful moment.

“We scored a wonderful goal. Tomorrow, we will analyse this game and go back to work on the team we have to make them better. I think the team is 70% ready but I like the number 69.

“We decided to make a fast start. It was a planned goal from the kickoff. We have a tall striker from Denmark (Onuachu), he did very well but he has to improve still.

“We made five changes with two local players making their debut. It will be good for them and their career.

“What was interesting for me also in Asaba was that we had three wonderful victories. First, we beat Seychelles they the U23 team also trounced Libya and now we beat Egypt. So it was a good week for us.”

Paul Onuachu’s first-minute strike separated both teams in Asaba as the Super Eagles recorded their second straight win after a 3-1 win over Seychelles in their final qualifying match on Friday.


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