Head coach of the Nigerian National team, Gernot Rohr have reacted to AFCON 2021 draw which sees Nigeria paired up with Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau.

The AFCON Draw held in Yaounde, Cameroon saw Nigeria and the Aforementioned Nations paired up in Group D. Nigeria a 3-time champion of the tournament would face a Difficult task against 7-time Champions Egypt who boasts of a standout player, Mohammed Salah. 

While Speaking with ESPN, Gernot Rohr acknowledged the fact that Egypt is a top team to contend with, particularly with the Fact that they have a player like Salah but Notwithstanding, the Gaffer believes stopping him is possible.


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“It is a big challenge to play against Egypt in the first game and a player like Mohamed Salah,” Rohr told Espn.

“It is a big challenge for all our defence and also for all our team. We will defend collectively against him of course, and we are growing together since a few years now and I believe our defence is able to be efficient against such a fantastic player.”

Rohr also commented on other Nations in the group.

“We have a tough group. Egypt, everybody knows and everybody wanted to avoid. But they are with us, it is okay,” he continued. “Sudan also. They have a French coach, a friend of mine, who did a good job since he arrived there, coming out from a difficult group. Also, Guinea Bissau is not easy. I would like to win against the first two teams, and then I can bring in the third game, as I did in the last AFCON, the substitutes, and give rest to our starting players from the first two matches."


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