Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said that the Nigeria senior national team’s camp will open on Monday 9th November, 2020 ahead of the 2021 African Nations Cup qualifier double header against Sierra Leone.
Speaking in an interview said the resumption date adding that the two friendly matches against Algeria and Tunisia helped him to discover new talents who will be invited for the next two games in Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
“We will open Super Eagles camp on Monday 9th of November to prepare for our game on the 13th and 17th.”
Roah said he is not bothered about his team dropping from 29th to 31st on FIFA rankings following their inability to win in either of the friendly matches.
“It doesn’t matter if we are number 29th or 31st on FIFA Rankings. The friendly games are the only possibilities to test our players and wears happy about it.
Coach Rohr said thepositive in the the friendly games is that they helped in discover talents.
” It is more important to find good players like Okoye, Sanusi, Ejuke and others in the friendlies. We wish to win absolutely but it is not the most important. The most important is to discover players to fortify our team.”
“Now, there is possibility to be efficient in our competition games. Of course, Sanusi will be in my list and have chances to play in the two games. We are very optimistic in our next games.”
Nigeria is topping group L with six points in two games. Having defeated Lesotho and Benin Republic in their previous matches, another maximum six points from the home and away games against Sierra Leone who could only manage to garner one point from two matches will automatically qualify Nigeria for the 2021 African Nations Cup in Cameroon.