Rohr Arrives Delta As Super Eagles Camp Opens Today Ahead Of South Africa Clash
Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr is expected to arrive in Asaba alongside some of his players to prepare for this weekend’s African Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa in Johannesburg, an official has said.
The team’s Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, who made this known while speaking with Nigerian Guardian on Sunday, said that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has prepared the logistics for the arrival of players in the Delta State capital.
According to him, proper training will begin at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday, November 13.
His words: “The players and officials will use Monday to settle down before proper training starts on Tuesday. We have less than five days to train in Asaba because the team will depart for South Africa by Thursday or Friday through a chartered flight.”
Ibitoye said apart from the players out through injury, none of the invited players for the game is injured, adding that the team doctors would examine the players today to ascertain their level of fitness.
Meanwhile, with the November 17 encounter at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg ranking as a decisive fixture to determine Nigeria’s early qualification for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Rohr is glad to see his players hit top form before the game.
He said: “I watch some of their games with their respective clubs and I am impressed with their performance.
“I am thrilled with the playing time my players are getting in their clubs in Europe. They are not only playing regularly, they are in good form and that is what I demand from them every week.
“They are doing very good and that is very well for us moving forward. If they continue like this, they will make the game against South Africa a bit easier.”