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Super Eagles: Rohr Wants Nigeria vs Benin Match Postponed

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Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has called on the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) to move the 2021 Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Benin Republic.

Nigeria will play two AFCON qualifying matches next month, against Benin Republic and Lesotho.

Naija News reports that the macth against Benin was earlier scheduled for November 13, 2019.

Speaking to the media on Saturday, Rohr accused CAF of not showing Nigeria respect.

He berated CAF for fixing the match between Nigeria and Benin just two days after the International window opens.

“Our game against Benin is on November 13th, which is a Wednesday. The FIFA window opens on Monday. When will our players arrive and prepare for this game? It’s ridiculous. We need to be respected and I have spoken to CAF’s Anthony Baffoe about it,” Gernot Rohr said.

“I have also spoken to Michel Dussuyer, the Benin coach, as well. We need this date to be changed, so that the teams can arrive and train properly, for this game. Match scheduling must be done properly.”

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.