Gernot Rohr has said his Super Eagles team has been handed a tough group at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Super Eagles head coach admits he was keen to avoid Egypt especially, but is looking forward to facing all three countries in Cameroon
“We have a tough group. Egypt, everybody knows and everybody wanted to avoid. But they are with us, it is okay.
“Sudan also. They have a French coach, a friend of mine, who did a good job since he arrived there, coming out from a difficult group. Also, Guinea Bissau is not easy.
“I would like to win against the first two teams, and then I can bring in the third game, as I did in the last Afcon, the substitutes, and give rest to our starting players from the first two matches.
“If we win the first two matches it is not a problem, we are qualified and then we can change our team. But of course, nobody will be underrated, and we are not afraid of anybody.
“I think that the most important is to start well the competition. We will be very, very well prepared. We need to be ready for this first match against Egypt in Garoua,” Rohr told ESPN.
Nigeria are in Group D alongside Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau.
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