- Christian Chukwu has urged Gernot Rohr to take the showdown vs Benin seriously
- The former Super Eagles defender stated that Nigeria has all that is required to beat the Squirrels
- Chukwu urged Rohr to select the right set of players for the match slated for March 27
Former Super Eagles defender and coach, Christian Chukwu, has urged Gernot Rohr to pick the right set of players for their AFCON qualifying fixture against Benin.
Nigeria take on the Squirrels of Benin on Saturday, March 27 in a crucial encounter that could decide the fate of the two West African nations.
In a chat with Guardian, the 1980 AFCON winner stated that Rohr has the players to beat and pick the maximum points against the Squirrels of Benin.
“I don’t think there is anything to fear ahead of the AFCON qualifier against the Benin Republic.
“Nigeria has players that can beat Benin, and all that is needed is for Rohr to pick with the right set of players for the game.
“Because the Eagles will be playing against a West African team, who are tough on the ball, Rohr should pick fit players for the tie.”
Meanwhile, Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has warned his players to expect a tough Benin side in their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this month.
Rohr's men currently sit atop of the Group L table with eight points from four matches - just one point better than their next foe ahead of the meeting a few days from now.
The two teams must win the fixture if they ever want to stand a chance of reaching the finals in Cameroon next year.
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Having struggled to command a 2-1 triumph at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in November 2019, the German-born tactician stated that the Benin game will be tough.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Leicester City duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi have continued to crack their fans up with their 'senior-man Kelz' series they started a few weeks back.
The Nigeria internationals seem to be enjoying themselves at the King Power Stadium having combined on different occasions to hand the Foxes victories as they continue to chase top-four finish.
Recently, Iheanacho scored his first career hat-trick for the former champions and Ndidi was credited with one of the assists for the three goals.
However, in spite of their crazily busy schedules, the Super Eagles players still find time to have fun mostly after training.
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