Nigeria national side coach Gernot Rohr has welcomed CAF’s forced rescheduled but expects a very challenging year for his team.
As previously reported on this website, The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced that the 2021 AFCON has been moved to 2022 Cameroon due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is postponed. It’s the same for everyone so it’s not a drawback. We have more time to prepare as well as for other countries. We can continue the qualifiers and start the World Cup qualifiers at the same time,” Rohr said via Complete Sports.
”But it will be a difficult 2022 year because already in 2021, there are a lot of qualifying matches to play for the team (Super Eagles). I think we will have time to play a few friendlies.
“In the year 2022, if we have qualified for the World Cup and the AFCON, there will be many, many games to play. So it will certainly be a difficult year (2022),” added the German.