With less than nine days to the draws for the 2019 African Cup of Nations scheduled for Egypt in June, Super Eagles Coach, Gernot has revealed that he already has an idea of his squad whilst also hoping for a favourable pairing, AOIFootball.com reports.
The Franco-German departed the shores of the country for his base in France on Wednesday and revealed to AOIFootball.com that his team is ready to go up against the best nations on the continent.
Rohr, who also revealed he will be flying directly to Egypt from France for the draws, stated categorically that he believes that the tournament would be a very tough one but his boys are fully aware of the task ahead.
“Obviously, the focus is on the AFCON now; we wanted to qualify and we have achieved that so it’s time to test our strength with the best legs on the continent.
“I Will fly directly for the draws from France and hope we get a fair draw but I don’t also think that there will be pushover teams. The qualifiers were very competitive and I also believe the tournament will also be a difficult one,” Rohr said.
The Franco-German also played down fears of his side’s second pot seeding, insisting that the Eagles would be ready to take on any of the six seeded teams in pot one, having already tested their strength with host nation Egypt in a friendly last month in Asaba.
After missing the past two edition’s of the competition, the Super Eagles were placed in Pot 2 and would face one of Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Tunisia who have all been placed in Pot One of the draws.
The draws for the competition takes place on Friday the 12th of April in Cairo with all 24 teams placed in six groups of four teams each.