Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has asked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to secure friendly matches for his team ahead of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Republic of Benin in November.
Nigeria last played an African opposition in a friendly in June when they traded tackle with Senegal ahead of the 2019 AFCON.
“Now it’s time to focus on the AFCON qualifiers. The game against Ukraine has gone and the boys did very well in my opinion.
“Next month we have two possible windows and I think it will be good for us to have an African opponent because of the qualifiers in November." AOIFootball.com reports.
Rohr, who also admitted that he already knows what his team will look like for the upcoming windows, further pleaded with the NFF to allow the game take place in Europe to enable his players easily gather like the last game in Ukraine.
“We saw already in the last window that a lot of teams played in Europe and it was easy to gather their players.
“We love our fans back home but we also need all the players to be on ground to enable us to plan ahead of the Benin Republic clash in November,” Rohr concluded.