The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr will submit the list of players that will players the Squirrels of Benin and the Crocodile of Lesotho.
Both games are the concluding games in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The list of players will be submitted on the 22nd and 30th of March respectively.
Super Eagles Head Coach to Submit List of Players to NFF
According to a close source, the Nigerian Football Federation made the information known to newsmen on Friday last week. It was also gathered that the list may arrive next week.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria is currently topping Group L which houses the four countries. They have eight points from four games while Benin is second on seven points.
The clash in Benin may decide the fate of both the Super Eagles and Benin as they hope to qualify for the bi-annual tournament. The source said all hands are on deck to ensure that the best players are selected by Rohr for the clash.
NFF said: “We’re still expecting the list of players from Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr. Like you know, Nigeria will face Benin on March 22 before confronting Lesotho on March 30 in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.”
They also said: “We don’t want to leave any stone unturned because the team must qualify for the tournament. It will be a collective effort because we don’t want to give Nigerians any excuses.“We must invite our best players for the two games and ensure that the players are well motivated to also give out their best.”