Rohr denies plan to quit Eagles job

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has denied he plans quitting the Super Eagles job next week. Rohr who spoke with the media on Saturday in Singapore said he is rather preparing the three-time African champions for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches. Nigeria will face against Benin Republic and Lesotho in November.

Rohr spoke at a pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with Brazil at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang in response to a news item on the social media suggesting he would quit the job after the match on Sunday.

He said, “The game against Brazil will show how much we are progressing after finishing third at the Africa Cup in Egypt. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to learn a few more things that will make us better and stronger for future challenges.

 “This is an important test game for us, and we are here to learn from the best. We hope for a very good game against Brazil on Sunday. This will help us prepare ourselves for the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho next month.

 “After the 2019 AFCON, two of our top players (Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo) retired and we have to see how to replace them. We saw a little bit in our friendly against Ukraine last month and hope we can improve on that performance tomorrow.

 “A good showing against Brazil will help our confidence a great deal.”