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Rohr to use average players against Zimbabwe

Rohr to use average players against Zimbabwe

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has admitted that he faces a selection headache as his team steps up preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations starting June 21 in Egypt.


The Eagles started training yesterday in Asaba, Delta State with 25 players including captain John Obi Mikel working out.

The gaffer also revealed that he will give players who didn’t have enough game time at their clubs opportunity to play Saturday’s friendly encounter against the Warriors of Zimbabwe.

The likes of Leon Balogun and Kelechi Iheanacho struggled for regular playing time at English Premier League clubs, Brighton Hove & Albion, and Leicester City respectively. And Rohr is ready to start working on their match rustiness.

Super Eagles are expected to leave for Ismaila, Egypt on Sunday for the final lap of their preparations.

Rohr’s Eagles’ last pre-tournament friendly is against Senegal, billed for the Ismailia Stadium on June 16.

They will wrap up their group encounters against Madagascar, once again in Alexandria, on June 30.

The AFCON 2019 is billed to take place in Egypt from the 21st of June to the 20th of July.

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