Coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr says the Super Eagles of Nigeria who are in group B in the AFCON 2019 groups alongside Burundi, Madagascar and Guinea will not have it easy like many think, Owngoalnigeria.com reports.
Speaking shortly after the draw Rohr said although his team stand a chance of progressing to the next round of the tournament from their group they have to be wary of their opponents.
The coach went a step further by speaking on the teams in the Nigerian group before rounding up his comment by saying they expect a tough game against the teams in their group for the AFCON.
” It is a tough group because Guinea have a very young and exciting team and Madagascar were the first team to qualify for the AFCON let us not forget that and Burundi is a very good team, they qualified ahead of Gabon who had Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and they have this good goal scorer who finished second behind Odion Ighalo in the top scorers of the qualifiers “, Rohr said.
According to Rohr early preparations and fitness to his key players will make it possible for his team to progress to the next round and he also hinted that the team will play two top friendly games before the tournament, one in Nigeria and the other in Egypt with the Eagles expected to arrive in Egypt, a week to the start of the tournament.