Rohr: Nigeria Is Among The Favourites To Win AFCON 2023

Rohr: Nigeria Is Among The Favourites To Win AFCON 2023

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By Vitus Michael

Cheatahs of Benin Republic Coach, Gernot Rohr has said that Nigeria is one of the favourites to win the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON in Ivory Coast.

Robe who previously coached the team but was sacked in December 2021, said the Super Eagles have experience to conquer the continent.

“Nigeria is one of the favourites, of course. I saw the list. So many great players and [with] experience,” he said.

When asked about lack of a creative midfield in the team, Rohr who won bronze for Nigeria in 2019 edition in Egypt, said the coach has to take a risk to find a balance

“The strikers are fantastic. They need stability to be complete. They can find the strikers with direct football. Sometimes, you have to take risks,” he said.

Nigeria will be seeking to win the 4th title in Ivory Coast ha ING previously won it in 1980,1994 and 2013.

Nigeri is paired in Group A of the tournament with host, Ivory Coast, Equitorial Guinea and Guinea Bissau.

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