Rohr Eyes Three Points Vs Guinea; Provides Injury Update On Shehu, Collins; Kalu's Fitness
Published: June 25, 2019
 Rohr Eyes Three Points Vs Guinea; Provides Injury Update On Shehu, Collins; Kalu's Fitness
Gernot Rohr attended the mandatory pre-match press conference on Tuesday morning at the Alexandria Stadium ahead of tomorrow's match day two fixture against Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The three-time African champions will qualify for the last sixteen of the AFCON if they earn a win against the Syli Stars.

''It's a very important match because when you see the results we have three points and if we win this game we are already through, so it will be a decisive game for us, more for us than them, because even if they lose they still have the chance to qualify from this group,'' Rohr said at Tuesday's press conference attended by allnigeriasoccer.com.

The German football tactician was delighted that Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu has been cleared by the medical team to participate in the tournament after collapsing in training last Friday and confirmed that he was sweating over the fitness of his two fullbacks.

''My problem at the moment is the recovery of the injured players Collins and Shehu two fullbacks, and this is my tactical problem for the moment.

''We had this physical problem, some players had fever but it is getting better now which is good news.

''The very good news is that Kalu did yesterday again in Cairo a MRI and it is now 100 percent sure that he is fit and he will be available for the game, and he already started training with the team, so we are happy about it because everybody was a little bit scared when this happened.

''I want to thank the CAF organization because immediately the ambulance was here and took him to hospital. They did a great job,'' Rohr added.

Nigeria beat Burundi 1-0 in their AFCON opener on Saturday thanks to Odion Ighalo's 77th minute strike after coming off the bench.

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