Why Nigeria is playing friendly games in March - Gernot Rohr

Why Nigeria is playing friendly games in March - Gernot Rohr

- Gernot Rohr has only eyes on the AFCON 2019 qualifier against South Africa

- Super Eagles play friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso in March

- Rohr wants to use the matches as preparations for the AFCON 2019 qualifier

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has spoken on why the national team will play the upcoming international friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso.

Why Nigeria is playing friendly games in March - Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr

The Eagles are to clash with the African giants in March.

According to the German the two warm-up games will help the Super Eagles prepare adequately for June’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.

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“We are not thinking too far ahead of the World Cup games against Cameroon later in the year,” Rohr said.

“These two friendly matches in England will help us prepare for South Africa in June.

“We have to take it one step at a time, first we focus on South Africa then we start to look at Cameroon.”

The Super Eagles are yet to qualify for an African Cup of Nations tournament since winning the 2013 edition, missing out on the 2015 and 2017 events.

The friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso will hold at Hive Stadium in Canons Park.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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