Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has stated that his team (Super Eagles) has all it takes to win this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt if given all the necessary support by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Rohr said that as much as he believes he has a young team that can win the cup in Cairo, he would not use it to put unnecessary pressure on the boys..

Speaking further, Rohr said winning the biennial football showpiece, his employer (NFF) must provide him all he needs to enable him deliver the AFCON trophy as a way to reciprocate the good working relationship so far since his engagement as the head coach of the senior national team.


“My mission with my team is to do well in Egypt by winning the AFCON. Nigeria now number 4 in the continent is a good development compare their position before I took over and the team want to go higher with the players who are even younger than the ones I took to the Russia FIFA World Cup last year.

“I want to win the Nations Cup with the Super Eagles but I must avoid putting pressure on the boys. I will encourage and motivate the boys to make them know that they can be best in Africa,” said Rohr.

The Super Eagles tactician also revealed that he will throw his camp open for any player willing to return to the national team but there would not be automatic shirt for any player young or old.

He also stated that players to be invited for AFCON must undergo both medical and physical fitness test before final selection.

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