Rohr Reveals Super Eagles Will Face Ghana, Senegal In Friendlies Ahead of AFCON; To Camp In Egypt
Published: April 12, 2019
Rohr Reveals Super Eagles Will Face Ghana, Senegal In Friendlies Ahead of AFCON; To Camp In EgyptSuper Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr Friday evening has disclosed that the Eagles will face Ghana's Black Stars and the Teranga Lions of Senegal in two top flight friendlies before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Rohr spoke to SuperSport's Nigerian journalist, Chisom Mbonu Ezeoke moments after the draw ceremony in Cairo which saw Nigeria pooled along Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in Group B.

"First the (Nigeria) players have to finish the season well and to be careful not to have injuries. And also to recover very well after a long season because it's not easy to play this AFCON in the summer with the hot weather.

"We are confident but it will not be easy. All the teams are strong. Burundi had the second highest goal scorer in the qualifiers behind Odion Ighalo.

"But we can be confident because we'llĀ  have good preparations and friendlies, one normally against Ghana in Nigeria and the second one I think against Senegal here in Egypt," Rohr noted..

The tournament which is the first to feature 24 teams will hold in six venues between June 21 and July 19.

Izuchukwu Okosi