Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr is pushing for Confederation of African Football (CAF) to postpone the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Benin Republic, earlier scheduled for November 13.
Rohr slammed CAF for not giving enough respect to Nigeria over the game fixture, coming only two days after the International window opens.
.@NGSuperEagles Manager Gernot Rohr is very upset with @CAF_Online, over the scheduling of @Nigeria’s #AFCON2021 qualifier against Benin’s Squirrels on November. pic.twitter.com/jzVpTQGodP
— Osasu Obayiuwana (@osasuo) October 26, 2019
According to Rohr, “Our game against Benin is on November 13th, which is a Wednesday. The FIFA window opens on Monday. When will our players arrive and prepare for this game?”
“It’s ridiculous. We need to be respected and I have spoken to CAF’s Anthony Baffoe about it.
“I have also spoken to Michel Dussuyer, the Benin coach, as well.
“We need this date to be changed so that the teams can arrive and train properly, for this game. Match scheduling must be done properly.”
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The three times AFCON winners will play two qualifying games next month, against Benin Republic (13th) and Lesotho (11th).
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