No NFF AFCON target for Rohr’s Super Eagles

No NFF AFCON target for Rohr’s Super Eagles

It is understood that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is yet to set any target for Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, his and his team ahead of the Summer’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations holding in the ancient country of Egypt.

The Super Eagles returned to the African Cup of Nations for the first time since winning the competition in South Africa back in 2013 and it’s believed that the time is right for the fourth AFCON title for the country.


However, an anonymous source revealed that the Nigeria Football Governing Body has decided not to set any target for the team ahead of the competition, in order not to heap more pressure on them.


The source added that the NFF chiefs are focused on providing everything the team needed to excel in Egypt.


Meanwhile, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick confirmed the team will play warm-up games against Zimbabwe and Senegal.


“We have sealed the matches with the Warriors of Zimbabwe and the Lions of Teranga and these are two matches we are really looking forward to.


“There cannot possibly be a better way to get into the AFCON spirit than playing the number one –ranked team in Africa just before the finals begin.”


The Super Eagles will open camp in Asaba, capital of Delta State on 2nd June, ahead of the clash with the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday, 8th June.


After the match, the team will jet out of the country to Ismailia, Egypt where they will set up a final training camp.


On Sunday, 16th June, the Eagles will file out against Africa’s number one –ranked team, Senegal at the Ismailia Stadium in their final tune-up game.

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