- Gernot Rohr is in Nigeria ahead of the AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone
- The Super Eagles coach visited the Nigeria U20 team preparing for the WAFU Cup
- Nigeria’s Flying Eagles are drawn in Group B along with Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire
Gernot Rohr was spotted at the Flying Eagles camp in Abuja on Friday afternoon, November 6, to encourage the team ahead of the WAFU Nations Cup.
The Nigeria youth team coached by experienced tactician Ladan Bosso is preparing for the tournament billed to hold in November 2020.
Nigerian’s have expressed dissatisfaction with Rohr who has spent most time abroad only to come into the country days before an official Super Eagles game.
The senior national team are billed to play Sierra Leone in Benin on Friday, November 13.
The NFF tweeted:
“Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr today visited the Flying Eagles during the evening training session.
“Rohr gave the team moral support and encouraged them to do the nation proud by qualifying for the U20 Africa Cup of Nations.”
The Flying Eagles have played three friendly matches against local teams, won all, scored 12 goals and kept a clean sheet.
Nigeria are drawn in Group B along with Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.
Recall that Gernot Rohr was appointed the Super Eagles technical adviser in 2016 after the Nigeria Football Federation received a recommendation through the body’s technical and development committee.
Rohr was initially appointed to work with the chief coach of the team Salisu Yusuf who was later ousted in 2018 after being found guilty of receiving a bribe.
The Franco-German already had stints with African countries including Gabon, Niger Republic and Burkina Faso before his appointment by Nigeria.
He led Nigeria to become the first African side to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but the Super Eagles crashed out of the competition in the first round.
And since he was appointed by Nigeria, the Germany-born tactician has guided the Nigeria senior national team 'Super Eagles' to 42 matches (aside CHAN Eagles), winning 21 of the games which make up 50 per cent victory.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Super Eagles forward Moses Simon may have been ruled out of Nigeria's 2022 Africa Cup of Nations' qualifier against Sierra Leone later this month.
The three-time AFCON kings sit atop of Group L with six points after victories over Lesotho and Benin in their first two fixtures.
They however welcome the Leone Stars to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Friday, November 13 while they travel to Freetown for the second leg four days later.
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