- Gernot Rohr has disclosed current Super Eagles squad do not have big stars
- Eagles stars were snubbed as CAF named best XI team for the year 2018 last month
- The 2019 AFCON will hold in Egypt during the summer break
Gernot Rohr has revealed that Super Eagles current squad will not parade an exceptional player during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
According to allnigeriasoccer.com citing TV Continental, the Franco-German tactician stressed that after no Nigerian made Africa's best XI at the 2018 CAF Awards, the Eagles must play as a unit to be successful at Africa’s greatest football fiesta in Egypt.
He disclosed that the current Super Eagles squad have no big stars.
''Since the World Cup the team changed, we invited some new young players who did very well, we have players who are playing in Europe, we have players who are playing in big teams,'' Rohr was quoted as saying at TV Continental.
''We don't have big stars in our team, you see none of our players was in the African Team of the Year, we don't have these players who Nigeria had in the past.
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''Our strength is playing collective football with good spirit. Let's work with this kind of spirit all the time and we'll be ready by the 15th of June," Rohr submitted.
At the last count, Ahmed Musa, Obi Mikel, Emmanuel Emenike, Junior Ajayi, Joseph Yobo, Taye Taiwo and Vincent Enyeama are some Eagles stars that have made it to CAF Team of the Year previously.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Super Eagles stars Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi were snubbed as CAF named the best African XI players for the year 2018.
No Nigerian player was named in the team of the year as the likes of William Troost-Ekong, Ahmed Musa and Iheanacho were also ignored by CAF.
The trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre Aubameyang were named in the Africa's best X1 for the year 2018.
Mohamed Salah was impressive last season for Liverpool scoring 32 Premier League goals and also helped his team to reach the final of the 2017/18 Champions League.
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