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Rohr: Training In Darkness Won’t Affect Super Eagles Vs Benin

Rohr: Training In Darkness Won’t Affect Super Eagles Vs Benin

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says they are battle ready for Saturday’s (today) clash against the Squirrels of Benin despite poor treatment by the hosts, reports Completesports.com.

The three-time African champions had their training session at the Stade Charles de Gaulle on Friday night without floodlights.

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“There was no light but we handled it, we have the full moon. Tomorrow I feel good harmony in my team. Even if there are some problems we are all the time having a positive mind,” Rohr told the media.

“It’s a big challenge to win here tomorrow because they didn’t lose a match since eight years, so we want to do that.

“We know that with a draw we have the ticket for the Afcon. This is our first target and then later we speak about the second match. Everybody is fit, no injuries and I hope we can do what we want to do.”

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  • I think it’s because of Pinnick’s FIFA seat ambition that he doesn’t make official complaints to CAF and FIFA about some of these nonsense and shenanigans by our African brothers – as he needs the support of the African FA chiefs and executives to win. Now that he’s got his cake, shouldn’t he start acting and voicing out?

  • SAMMY 4 months ago

    It was so embarrassing 2se dis happened in football…. and Africa mentality always in a lowly esteemed. no hospitality at all.i think caf should look into dis…. so embarrassing….

  • JimmyBall 4 months ago

    Everybody complaining about Super Eagles training in darkness because stadium groundsmen cut the light should know it is CAF that is encouraging attitudes like that still on the continent… Just last year Gambia made Gabon sleep on airport arrival section floor from at about 11pm till morning, gave a lame excuse that Gabon arrived late and there was no bus to convey them to their hotel, when Aubemayang twitted the horror and disgrace, it was CAF that even had to sanction Aubemayang by themselves for embarrassing African football…

  • Lawrence Okwuonye jr 4 months ago

    This is a total disgrace to Africa football.Infact ,i am bewildered at the moment.In anycase we are winning today by 2-0.The God of Elijah is our strenght.

  • Proudly 9ja 4 months ago


    The link above from owngoal says 3 players in the Benin Republic teams have tested positive for covid 19. My understanding is that if u are in close proximity to someone with covid 19 there is a huge potential to be infected by it. Although the probability decreases when u are outdoors but there is no way the infected players haven’t been close to all the other players during training or in the bus used to transport them from their hotel rooms to the training ground since when they started training together on Tuesday. My fear is when SE take them on today, some of our players will contract the virus if not all as they themselves will be in close proximity to each other while on the bus after the match and in boat while returning to Nigeria. How many people must have covid 19 b4 a match is called off, I blif this was the fear from these guys respective clubs. Not in anyway worried that SE will beat Benin today by 2;0 but just the safety of the players and their livelihood. Does caf have a rule concerning how many players in a team must have covid 19 b4 a game is called off? In the NCAA (college basketball) a top team about to play for the chance to qualify for the quarter finals had to withdraw due to a few players contracting covid 19. Just a thought.

  • Lesotho Vs Sierra Leone currently is going on and Supersport not showing it on any of their channels. It’s also mum on Benin Vs Nigeria or any other African qualifiers this weekend. But they’re beaming European FIFA World Cup qualifiers live. What irony!

    CAF was a total disaster under the Madagascan, Ahmad. Thank God he’s been booted out. Even Buhari is more competent than he was. Hayatou was a corrupt dictator, but that Ahmad had no business in football administration.

    CAF used to have qualifiers partnership with major broadcasters like Supersport, so we’re spared from the risk of developing eye problem from watching matches on obsolete NTA (like the last eyesore they subjected us to in the Nigeria/Benin first leg).