Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser/Chief Coach Gernot Rohr is not sure of inviting any new players for the important 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho in March, www.adantesports.com.ng reports.
The Franco-German football tactician said that in as much as there is enough time to scout for the players and invite the best and the eligible ones but it is still very important to see them in test matches like International friendlies for them to blend well with the rest players already in the team.
He said that was how he gave the others that joined the team the trial matches which they passed. Players that joined not long ago included FC Porto of Portugal’s left back Zaidu Sanusi and Kevin Akpoguma of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim of Germany who were tested in the October 9, 2020 and October 13 international friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia respectively.
The Eagles Manager has however not totally rule out the new stars he has discovered recently from joining the team soonest.
“As regards new faces making the team list, I don’t know yet because we are still scouting for new players.
“I traveled from Germany to France on Sunday just to watch a match involving one of our injured players. I wanted to know how fast he has recuperated and I am happy he played for his team in the match.
“This is what we are doing seriously now. We are scouting our players, we are in touch with them also. Most importantly too, we are still analysing the situation of our opponents (Benin Republic and Lesotho).
“We still have time on our side to prepare well for the Benin Republic and Lesotho matches. We have at least two and half months to prepare for these matches. I hope that everything will be done as regards what have to be done”, Rohr told SPORTINGLIFE in an exclusive chat from his base in Germany.