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No pressure for team selection over Eagles & Bafana match – Rohr


Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said he is not under pressure to select any players for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Uyo.

Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr

The German, who spoke at a pre-match conference on Thursday, said nobody was interfering with his team selection for the game.

Rohr said,

“Nobody is telling me how to work, I work independently with my assistants. There is no pressure on me to field any players. 

“We have good players in this team, I have some fine players. We have good players who can play well for this country.”

He said he monitored the performances of the players in their respective clubs before inviting them.

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The former Burkina Faso manager said, “There is no pressure on me, the team is open to all good players from Nigeria.”

Stand-in captain of the Super Eagles, Ogenyi Onazi, stated that the team’s objective in Uyo was to win the game.

He said, “We want to make sure we win the match on Saturday. We need your support, you should come out and support us to make sure we get the three points on Saturday.”

Akwa United player, Alhassan Ibrahim, who is one of the home-based players in the team, said he was excited to be in the national team.

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He said the experienced players in the Eagles encouraged him during the training camp in Corsica and Paris.

Bafana Bafana arrived in Uyo on Thursday ahead of the encounter.