Rohr admits AFCON selection difficulty
Rohr admits AFCON selection difficulty

Rohr admits AFCON selection difficulty

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is having a tough time as the deadline date to select his final AFCON 2019 squad.

Rohr currently has 25 players which he needs to eventually cut to 23 and says that he is dreading the decision.

“It is always great to have these great players to work with, But the sleepless night for me would come between the night of 8th June and the morning of 9th June in Asaba after the friendly match against Zimbabwe when I have to drop two players from the 25-man provisional list,” Rohr said.

“It’s always a hard thing to do but it has to be done because I would have to leave out at least one of the strikers.

Rohr’s squad has 10 strikers who’ve all had fantastic seasons in Europe and at home - and this will force him to sacrifice a couple of those players in favour a balanced squad in every department.

“But we are going to put a lot of things into consideration especially their performance after one week of training and performance in the friendly match against Zimbabwe before taking a final decision,” concluded the German.

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