AFCON 2019: Rohr to make changes in line up against Tunisia

AFCON 2019: Rohr to make changes in line up against Tunisia

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has fielded 21 of his 23 players to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, and is hoping to give the other two a shot when Nigeria face Tunisia in Wednesday's third place match.

Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho and striker Victor Osimhen are the two Super Eagles players who have not tasted action in Egypt.

“We have used 21 players and it will be interesting to see all 23 players play." Rohr told a pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

“We always take our games seriously, even against Madagascar, although we felt it will be good to give game time to some players. We are well motivated to win against Tunisia who are ranked higher than us.

“They are the second highest ranked team in Africa and we are behind them. That is enough motivation for us to try to win the game.

“We are motivated for tomorrow’s game. We consider it as a top priority to finish the competition on a winning note. We hope to be able to end without any injuries.

“Losing in the semifinal was a big disappointment for us. We were down for a while, but it is another match and we have to go again.

“The defeat against Algeria was a big disappointment for us especially as we conceded the second goal in the last minute.

“We have analysed the match again. We watched the video together. We had more possession than Algeria and more shots on target . We want to finish well. It will be better to finish with a win in this game than lose the final. ”

Nigeria has never lost an AFCON third place match in their seven attempts.

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