We are not taking Egypt friendly lightly — Rohr

By Daily Sports on January 11, 2019

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Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr says his team will not be taking their friendly international against Egypt lightly.

The Super Eagles and the Pharaohs will meet in a friendly game at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on March 26.

The fixture arrives four days after the teams are scheduled to wrap up their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign: Nigeria will be at home to the Seychelles in Group E, while Egypt are away to Niger in Group J.

The qualifying matches are both dead rubbers, as the West and North Africa heavyweights have already secured their berths at next year’s AFCON.

In addition, Egypt were yesterday confirmed as the hosts for the tournament (following the Confederation of African Football’s decision to strip Cameroon of the rights in November last year). The country defeated South Africa in the Executive Committee voting process on Tuesday morning.

Both Nigeria and Egypt can be considered genuine contenders for the 2019 AFCON title and the meeting on March 26 will be a key part of both camps’ preparations – something Rohr has already alluded to.

“I and my assistants are not taking the friendly match against Egypt lightly,” Rohr told Nigeria’s Football Live.

“In fact we are planning to win the friendly match in preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations this year.” (African Football)

•Photo shows Gernot Rohr 

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 11, 2019


 

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