Egypt 2019: Gernot Rohr reveals what Nigerians want from Super Eagles


Head coach of Nigeria’s senior national team side, Gernot Rohr has stated that fans expect the Super Eagles to win the Africa Cup of Nations kicking off this week in Egypt.

The German gaffer has travelled to Egypt with eleven players under the age of 24 on the roster, banking on the experience of captain Obi Mikel, Kenneth Omeruo and Ahmed Musa.

“Nigeria has a mix of experience and young players who have the will and determination to achieve the goals of the technical staff and the aspirations of the Nigerian public,” Rohr said in a press statement published by

”Everyone in Nigeria is waiting for the good performance of their team and they are waiting for the trophy.”

The Super Eagles held their first training session at the football pitch of the Arab Academy For Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria on Tuesday evening, ahead of their opening game against Burundi.

They will take on Burundi in their first group game on Saturday.