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NFF to Super Eagles boss: No room for experimentation

Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation’s Technical study group Dr. Alex Mana has warned the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to focus on selecting the right squad that will prosecute the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.

In a chat with a Lagos-based radio station, Mana stated that the German tactician should stop any form of experimentation with the Super Eagles and get serious with the game.

Rohr, who qualified Nigeria for the 2022 AFCON unbeaten, will begin his quest of qualifying the senior national team for Qatar when the team faces Liberia in September.

The three-time AFCON champions are pitted alongside Liberia, Cape Verde, and the Central Africa Republic.

In his reactions, Mana said: “The testing should have been ending by now, we look for the players that will be in the main team proper and I think that there is no more time for grooming, it’s time for actually pinning down the one that we can use in the nearest future.”

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