Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr Rules Bench Warmers Out of 2019 AFCON

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Gernot Rohr has ruled out the place of bench warmers from the Super Eagles team that will vie for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles Head Coach, who spoke on Radio programme on Wednesday, said that only exceptionally good players playing regularly for their clubs would be included the Super Eagles final list for this year's tournament in Egypt.

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“The invitations will be based on what the players are doing with their clubs. If we see the best ones, the door will be open to them.

“We want to invite those who are in top clubs, not those who are on the bench most of the time.

“We already have good players in the team, but we will look at other good ones and we will invite those playing regularly in top clubs.

“We will not invite someone who is on the bench at Porto or the Nwakali brothers that are playing in the second team,” the Franco-German said.

Even the Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, is presently making frantic efforts to get a good club and a starting shirt to be able to be part of Rohr's programme for AFCON 2019, while there are other top stars of the team fighting hard to be in good shape for the forthcoming AFCON in Egypt.

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Nigeria with a match to spare against Seychelles on March 22 have qualified for AFCON and the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, has stated that the Eagles would go all out for the title at this year's edition of the championship.

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