Eguavoen to stick with Rohr’s team for Cameroon 2022 AFCON

Super Eagles’ Interim Coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has revealed that he will work with the same set of players used by his predecessor, Gernot Rohr, at the Cameroon 2022 African Cup of Nations. The competition begins on January 9 and ends on February 6.

Speaking with The Guardian yesterday, Eguavoen said it would be difficult to raise a completely new set of players for the AFCON and remaining matches of the World Cup qualifiers.

“I will work with the player's Coach Rohr listed for the AFCON. The only thing I will do is add a few new names to the list.

“However, every member of the team will have to justify his stay in the squad,” he said.

The coach confirmed that before he left, Rohr had submitted a list of players to CAF from where the final 23 players will be chosen.

“The list is already with CAF. So, it is from that we are going to pick the players, the list Gernot Rohr submitted.”

Eguavoen also disclosed that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has not picked any camp for the team, saying he would meet with the federation to decide the team’s program for the AFCON.

Nigeria will begin its campaign with a clash against Egypt on January 11 before further games against Sudan and Guinea Bissau.

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