VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Gernot Rohr, Manager of Nigeria looks on prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
As Nigeria returns to the African Cup of Nations after six years, Super Eagles’ gaffer, Gernot Rohr has said his young squad will make the country proud when the tournament begins later this year, reports.
The Franco-German in a message posted on the Super Eagles official twitter handle, said that part of his New Year wishes to Nigerians remains is to have a successful football season beginning with the AFCON.
“Obviously its a big year for Nigerian football. Let”s have a great football season with a successful AFCON.
“My squad is still improving but I believe our young team will work hard to make Nigerians proud. I wish all our fans worldwide good health and happiness,” Rohr concluded.
Rohr, however, remains very much determined to strengthen his squad before the tournament and will use the March fixtures against Seychelles and Egypt to prepare his team as he hopes for a better outing, after a not too convincing World Cup performance.