Nigeria All Out For Seychelles – Gernot Rohr


Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said that Nigeria will be all out against Seychelles in Saturday’s 2019 Nations Cup qualifier.

Nigeria currently sits fourth in Group E behind Libya, South Africa and their host; a situation which the German gaffer does not find good.

Everyone realizes the importance of this match. We are currently number three in our group and that position does not befit Super Eagles of Nigeria. It is not good for us because it is outside the qualification range.

The players know this. They know that on Saturday they have to show character to put our campaign back on track with a good result.”

Rohr described the match as a serious one for the three-time champions African champions in the leading tourist nation.

We are not here on vacation. We are here for serious business.

We have a young, ambitious team and Nigeria has a better pedigree in the game of football than Seychelles. But we must not under –rate them in any way or take things for granted.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles after a training session in Seychelles

The World Cup is behind us now, but we must allow the lessons we learnt in Russia to make us better and more efficient in our approach. The Cup of Nations is the focus now and we must get a good result on Saturday to get our campaign back, and then we can now look ahead with determination to win the remaining matches in our group to qualify easily for the championship.”

The all-important match kicks off at 1:30 Nigerian time. The Super Eagles will file out without Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ekong and Balogun Aina who are absent in camp.


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