Coronavirus: CAF Postponement Of AFCON Qualifiers Perfect Decision – Rohr

Coronavirus CAF Postponement AFCON Qualifiers

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has applauded the decision of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) in postponing Nigeria's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.

Recall that last week, CAF announced its decision to suspend all 2021 AFCON qualifying matches slated for March in a bid to protect the safety of the players' health.

Reacting to this development, the German tactician in an interview with the Nation stated that the postponement of AFCON matches was a welcome development.

He also believed that the postponement would not affect the physical fitness of the Super Eagles players who are currently out of action due to the ban on some league football in Europe.

“I welcome the decision by CAF because the Coronavirus is pandemic,” Rohr said.

“Most Africa players are based in Europe, and some of them have tested positive.

”It is good to avoid further spread. I am in touch with my players, and I monitor their process in their various clubs.

“So shifting the qualifiers do not affect us because my players are fit and ready at any time.

”You will also know that some countries, even in Africa, have suspended sporting activities.

“Health is important. I have spoken to my captain Ahmed Musa and virtually all the invited players to be on standby as we watch development.

”Football is a game of contact, so measures must be taken.

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“Playing Sierra Leone in Asaba will not a problem because my boys are active in their club, and I am sure of victory at any time it is rescheduled,” Rohr stated.

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