Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has expressed his desire for the Super Eagles to play two friendlies during the next FIFA Window in October.
Rohr who disclosed this while speaking on Sunday also confirmed that he and his coaching staff are monitoring Nigeria’s opponents for the next AFCON 2021 qualifiers.
‘Yes we are monitoring our group opponents, especially Benin Republic. They [Benin] won against Cote d’Ivoire and lost 1-0 against Algeria.
‘I hope we can have two friendlies in October to prepare well this qualifiers’ Rohr told DiegwuSports
The Franco-German went on to admit that the he expects a tough match against Benin Republic.
‘Benin are a very good team. They were the surprise package of the 2019 AFCON eliminating Morocco. So it will not be easy to beat them.’
Nigeria were held to a 2-2 draw by Ukraine in its 1st post AFCON match and Gernot Rhor pointed out a lot of positives from the friendly.
‘Now we have a good young team again, with four new players that performed very well. We also discovered that our goal keeper Uzoho is now playing very well because he now plays more consistently in the club.’
‘It’s looking like we are gradually solving the goalkeeping problems we have been facing with the team. We are still very young and there is still room for much improvement.’ Rhor said
The Super Eagles handler went on to advocate for friendlies against African opposition to prepare for the AFCON qualifiers.
‘We have to play against African opponents to prepare for the qualifiers. We need to play African opposition so as to get use to African football. Ukraine was European football and the players did very well.
‘Now we have to go back to Africa or perhaps play in Europe against other African teams, we have to find the balance in the team before the qualifiers.’
The Super Eagles are expected to have another camping in October before facing Benin Republic in November in its 1st AFCON qualifiers.