Gernot Rohr

A former international, Waidi Akanni, has advised the Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, to decide on what tactical formation best suits the team ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON).

Akanni said that a notable style of play was needed in order for the team to perform well at the AFCON tournament.

The Super Eagles beat the Pirates of Seychelles on Friday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba in their final qualification match for the 2019 AFCON.

Akanni said with the calibre of players at Rohr’s disposal, he should by now be known for a particular style of play.

The Super Eagles ended the qualifiers as Group E leaders with 13 points, having won four games, lost one and drawn one.

The victory cemented the Super Eagles’ top-place finish from their group, having already qualified for the continental showpiece slated for June in Egypt.

Akanni said although the new players have to be gradually integrated into the senior national team, the coach should have handed them a start against Seychelles.