Rohr braces for tough year with Eagles

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr says he’s fine with the postponement of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to 2022, but believes that 2022 will be a complicated year for his team.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) last week announced that the 2021 AFCON will now hold in Cameroon in 2022 following the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.

Also, qualifying matches for the competition was also postponed in March, while games billed to hold later this year could now be shifted to 2021.

And Rohr has made it clear he is ready for the difficult task ahead for his team.

“The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is postponed. It’s the same for everyone so it’s not a drawback. We have more time to prepare as well as for other countries. We can continue the qualifiers start the World Cup qualifiers at the same time,” Rohr was quoted by

“But it will be a difficult 2022 year because already in 2021, there are a lot of qualifying matches to play for the team (Super Eagles). I think we will have time to play a few friendlies.

“In the year 2022, if we have qualified for the World Cup and the AFCON, there will be many, many games to play. So it will certainly be a difficult year (2022) ”.


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