The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has disagreed with Gernot Rohr over comments that the Super Eagles are not favourites to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Nigeria’s head coach, Rohr, had disclosed that Egypt and Morocco are the favourites to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Reacting to Rohr’s comments, Pinnick said he was expecting Gernot Rohr’s men to go for the ultimate prize at Egypt 2019.
“When you have a child and prepare him for an exam, your expectation is for the child to excel and that is the same expectation I have for the Super Eagles at the upcoming Nations Cup in Egypt. I expect them to go and compete for the trophy, nothing more, nothing less,” Pinnick was quoted by AllAfrica as saying.
“My expectations are not overreaching because they are amongst the top four countries on the continent, which if they play to their best strength should guarantee them a place in the semifinals and from that position, the cup is within their reach”.