By Joe Apu
Nigeria Premier Football League players will have an opportunity to showcase themselves in the Super Eagles when Nigeria takes on South Africa in the Afcon 2019 qualifiers going by the mindset of Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr who is due back in Nigeria next week.
Coach Rohr who is currently in Europe twittered on thenff handle that: “I’ll be back in Lagos next week to watch some NPFL games and see some of our home stars in action as we continue to plan ahead.”
“Our immediate focus and preparations are on the 2019 AFCON qualifiers against South Africa in June before the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in August.” .
Gernot Rohr has turned around the fortunes of the Super Eagles since his appointment as coach in August 2016, with the three-time African champs winning three competitive matches and drawing once in a friendly versus Senegal.
On the camping of the Eagles in London, Rohr had this to say: “We’ve been able to see some new players and young Nigerian talents here in the U.K. that could be part of our group in future.”
“We planned 2 international friendlies but could only play one. However, we were still able to do some work. Our 10 days of camping and training in London during this FIFA break has ended. It was a very good period for us to bond and get together again.”