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Rohr promises to win 2019 AFCON for Nigeria

Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, has promised to lead Nigeria to conquer Africa and win the 2019 African Cup of Nations which will take place in Cameroon  in about a year’s time. Rohr also reiterated his commitment to Nigeria, stressing he never contemplate dumping the country following Super Eagles’ early exit at the Russia 2018 World Cup.


The German was speaking after speculations continued to link him with the vacant managerial post for the Algerian national team and reaffirmed his focus on leading Nigeria to its fourth AFCON glory next year. Although Nigeria had a faltering start after losing 2-0 to South Africa in Matchday 1 of the qualifiers, the 67-year-old former Bayern Minuch defender declared he was ready to have the nation’s qualification back under track when they battle Seychelles in September.


“When you have a team playing this good, beating Iceland who are ranked 20 in the world, while we are 49, a team that had Argentina who are number six in the world close to a knockout, who would think of resigning from this team? You would need to question your own work.


No, it’s out of the question for me right now. “Our project is also focused on the 2018 AFCON as well as the next World Cup. These are targets; we have players aged 19, 21 and 22 who are all first XI and we can be positive and believe that they will improve in the future,” Rohr concluded.



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