U-23 AFCON: Rohr Woos Nigerian Players With Super Eagles Invite
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has told Nigerian players at the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations to give their best as a place in the senior national team could be available.
Rohr paid a solidarity visit to the camp of the national U23 team in Ismailia, Egypt, where they are preparing for the tournament that kicks off on Saturday.
When he met the players and their technical crew on Sunday morning, the tactician noted that he was in Ismailia as a form of support to the Nigerian team.
“I’m here for a solidarity visit. I believe some of you will join me at Super Eagles someday.
“This team is full of potentials and I will be here to watch your first game against Ivory Coast on Saturday. I hope you will give all your best to make sure the team achieves its aim in this AFCON U23 tournament.
“I will be leaving on Sunday because the Super Eagles are also preparing for the AFCON qualifiers.”
Nigeria, the defending champions, will play against Ivory Coast in their opening game on Saturday at the As-Salam stadium in Cairo.
Nigeria will also play against South Africa and Zambia to complete their group stage matches.