CHAN 2018: Long NPFL break affected Eagles – Rohr

CHAN 2018: Long NPFL break affected Eagles – Rohr

The long NPFL break could have been responsible for the sloppiness of the CHAN Eagles in the goalless result against Rwanda, according to Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr.

Rohr, who was on ground in Morocco to observe the team, stressed that the long period without competitive action affected the sharpness of the Salisu Yusuf’s team.

It was Nigeria’s first group C game of the competition, but the team struggled to create clear cut chances or convert those made in Monday’s game.


Following the result, the CHAN Eagles currently stand in second position in the group with a point and two behind Friday’s opponent, Libya.

Libya, who were 2014 chammpions, defeated Equatorial Guinea 2-0 to top the group.

But, in a chat with Yinka Oyedele [Brila FM], Rohr expressed optimism that the Eagles can grow into the competition and even progress beyond the group stage.

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