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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles has no star player – Rohr


Super Eagles has no star player - Rohr

Nigerian Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has stated that his squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations has no star player.

The German, however, expressed confident that Nigeria will qualify for the knockout stage.

Nigeria will do battle with Burundi in their Group B opener before games against Guinea on June 26 and Madagascar June 30.

He stated thus:

”I think we have a young team without any stars. There are not many great players like Nigeria had in the 80s or 90s but our young team will be able to come out of the group and to try to go far,” Rohr told DW Kick off.

The former Burkina Faso coach also spoke of the challenges being faced by up-and-coming footballers in Nigeria today and complained about the lack of infrastructure.

”The grassroots is very important especially for Nigeria. Nigeria has so many young people who like football so much. They must have opportunity to play.”

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