The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF says Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr downplayed his team’s chances of winning a fourth title at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt which kicks off on Friday.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick believes the squad has been given all the necessary support to succeed in North Africa, but Rohr is playing down expectation.
Champions in 2013, expectations are high as the Super Eagles return to the mix after missing back-to-back tournaments in 2015 and 2017.
Nigeria landed in Egypt with twenty players who will be making their debut at the tournament. Captain John Mikel Obi along with Ahmed Musa and Kenneth Omeruo are the only surviving members from the class of 2013. But Rohr is unconcerned about the lack of experience in his squad and insists their spirit performance at the World Cup in Russia will come in handy.