Nigeria soccer team head coach Gernot Rohr
Wednesday Jun 26, 2019. 10:00
Nigeria national team manager Gernot Rohr says that today’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match against Guinea will be their “most difficult” of the group stage.
The Super Eagles opened their AFCON campaign with a 1-0 win over Burundi last weekend and know that win in this afternoon’s match in Alexandria will virtually guarantee a place in the knockout rounds.
“We have three points already and another three points will put us in a good position to qualify,” Rohr said at his pre-match press conference.
“I have few injury problems with the fullbacks. Shehu Abdullahi and Jamilu Collins are out. Samuel Kalu is fit and I must commend CAF for their support.”
The German tactician added, “We are ready and are in a positive situation. We want to stay on top and we are motivated to win because we can then qualify.
“This match is our most difficult because Guinea have a lot of very good players.
“We are putting [together] a good plan to help us qualify so that we can give some game time to other players against Madagascar on Sunday.
“A draw isn’t bad but we prefer the three points. We are ready for our opposition.
“Guinea are a very good team who are capable of winning against us. We know that [today’s] match will be very hard, but we’ll try our best to win and we can make it. It’s going to be hard, but we can do it.”