Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Gernot Rohr claims Stars will be difficult for Super Eagles

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Gernot Rohr claims Stars will be difficult for Super Eagles

- Nigeria vs Sierra Leone's African Cup of Nations qualifier will be played in Benin

- Gernot Rohr has warned Super Eagles players to take the match with all seriousness

- Super Eagles have won their first two games and are topping their group

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Gernot Rohr who is the Super Eagles coach has claimed that Sierra Leone will be difficult for his wards in their coming 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying game in Benin, Edo state.

Nigeria who are three-time African champions will be hosting the Leone Stars in their third match of the qualifiers having won their first two games.

Super Eagles are also topping their group with six points and beating Sierra Leone will brighten their chances of qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

Nigerian players invited for the match against Sierra Leone have already arrived Benin and they have started training on Tuesday night, November 10.

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According to the report on Complete Sports, Gernot Rohr explained that Sierra Leone also have some good players who will cause trouble for his team.

“We are expecting a tough match because our opponent, Sierra Leone have quality players too. It will not be an easy game because they have professional players.
“My work is to first explain to the players that this will not be an easy game. We cannot underrate this Sierra Leone team.
“We have 16 players today, three goalkeepers and were expecting more. It’s not easy to travel across Europe because we have a lot of restrictions. Not many flights are coming to Nigeria at the moment. Some of the players have to travel through Ethiopia down to Lagos.''

Gernot Rohr has been the coach of the Super Eagles since 2016 and the German led Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and also the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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Gernot Rohr claims Stars will be difficult for the Super Eagles. Photo by Oliver Weiken
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Earlier, had reported how Ahmed Musa who is the captain of the Super Eagles stated clearly that players of the three-time African champions will take their match against Sierra Leone in Benin serious.

Nigeria will be facing Sierra Leone on Friday, November 13, in the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying game which will be played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Edo state.

Gernot Rohr and his men are currently topping Group L with six points after winning their first two games in the qualifiers for 2021 African Nations Cup.

The German tactician has been given the mandate by the Nigerian Football Federation to finish the qualifiers in flying colours.

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