AFCON qualifiers: Rohr Confirms Arrival On Saturday To Begin Training

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Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr is expected in the country on Saturday to begin training in Uyo for their 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic on November 11.

The Super Eagles will meet the Squirrels in their first game of the AFCON qualifiers in Uyo on Wednesday.

Super Eagles’ Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye told The Guardian yesterday that the players are expected in the country this weekend, while the coach will arrive n Saturday.

He said, “Gernot Rohr will arrive from Egypt, where he went to support the national U-23 team’s preparation for the African U-23 Nations Cup.

“The players will start arriving from Saturday after this weekend’s matches in Europe. Many of them are expected in on Sunday, but the rest will come in on Monday.

“Already, the NFF and the Akwa Ibom State government have made arrangements for the Eagles’ stay in Uyo.”

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has picked Senegalese official Issa Sy as referee for next week’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Benin Republic in Uyo.

Sy will be assisted by compatriots Nouha Bangoura (assistant referee 1), El Hadji Abdoul Aziz Gueye (assistant referee 2) and Fatou Thioune (fourth official) at the encounter scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, from 5pm.

The Day 1 clash in the qualifying series will also see Munkaila Nassam Adam from Ghana as match commissioner while Kria Samir Bouzareah from Algeria will play the role of referee assessor.

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The Super Eagles will then fly to Maseru on November 15 for the Day 2 clash with the Crocodiles of Lesotho, billed for the Maseru-Setsoto Stadium as from 5.00 p.m. Nigeria time on November 17.

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