No new players for Qatar 2022 qualifiers, says Rohr

Coach Gernot Rohr has said that no new players would be included in his squad ahead of preparations for the forthcoming Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

This came after the Super Eagles through an unbeaten campaign secured a slot in the 2021 AFCON to be held in Cameroon.

A satisfied Rohr described the record by Eagles during the AFCON qualifiers as a good motivation heading into the World Cup qualifiers in June.

“The World Cup qualifiers will start soon and I think we will be able to do well; we should expect a good football on a good pitch I hope and Lagos did very well but it still has to improve because of the traffic,” remarked the German. “We cannot try new players now because it is too late as it is now a very serious World Cup qualifiers.

“The record of our result is very good and I know that we were not beaten in all our AFCON qualifiers which is very good. It is a record and we have to continue because we want to be always the best but sometimes you cannot always win your matches,” he added.

He praised the players for their efforts in their last two matches of the AFCON qualifiers, which he said showed the stability of the team after the two draws in November against Sierra Leone.

He commended the home-based players that were part of the team especially Enyimba’s Anayo Iwuala for his display.

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