Friday, 5 July 2019

Afcon 2019: Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr to unleash his ‘best team’ against Cameroon


Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed he will field his best players for the crucial Round of 16 fixture against Cameroon at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

During their last outing against Madagascar in the group stage, the German tactician rested some of his regular players by making five changes to the starting line-up.

The changes turned out ineffective for Nigeria, as they suffered a 2-0 loss in the hands of the debutants, which left fans upset about the team's performance.

Ahead of Saturday’s outing, Rohr disclosed that he is anticipating a strong challenge from the Indomitable Lions as they aim to bounce back from their latest setback.

“Everybody wants to do well especially after this disappointment against Madagascar,” Rohr told the NFF media.

“It is true that we changed the team, we wanted to play some other players to keep them in the rhythm of the competition but now, the best team has to start to do the best and to make Nigeria proud.

“The real tournament is starting for us now. We have seen the fixtures and all the games are difficult for everybody, even for Egypt. Of course, for us, it is a very good team of Cameroon. They had six points, we had five. They scored two goals also.

“I think it will be a very tough game, but there's a small difference between both sides and so we have to prepare very well.”

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