Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, is expected to be in the camp of the home-based team as they prepare for a Championship for African Nations (CHAN) qualifier next month, according to a senior Nigeria football official.
Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation Technical Committee, Christopher Green, said the 64-year-old German tactician is keen on watching some of the best legs from the local league as Nigeria’s main team pursue a place at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia and at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon in 2019.
Rohr’s assistant, Salisu Yusuf, is directly in charge of the CHAN team, and on Monday released a list of 30 players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) who will fight for a starting berth when the camp resumes on July 16 in Kaduna.
“Gernot Rohr is so passionate and wants to be in Nigeria to see how the preparations go.” Green said exclusively toBusyBuddiesng.com . “At the same time, he would also have a look at the domestic players to see if there are any that could be drafted into the Super Eagles main team, as he wants an open platform for everyone to have a chance.”
Nigeria would play Togo or Benin Republic next month in a 2018 CHAN qualifier, with the main Super Eagles team set to face the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in September, in a clash to book a ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Writer: Chuma Nnoli
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