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Rohr insists on total commitment ahead of Eagles’ semifinal clash


Coach Rohr (left), Ighalo (middle) and Atef Wilson as the Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel presented a victory cake to the Eagles…yesterday.

Even before knowing the identity of their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 semifinal opponents, the Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr yesterday charged his wards to be focused and fully committed to the task at hand, as they countenance another tough session on Sunday night at the Cairo International Stadium.
“The next match in a championship is always the toughest, so it is always important to approach it that way. That is why we must now forget what we achieved against South Africa in our quarterfinal match and start to build up towards the semi final.
“There is no time to rest on our oars. We must make all the sacrifices we can now to achieve our objectives at this tournament. We must stay focused and be fully committed.”
The three-time champions were back at the Aerosport pitch inside the Cairo Airport yesterday morning to begin training for Sunday’s encounter, which would be against the winner of the Algeria/Cote d’Ivoire fixture.
Also yesterday’s morning, the management of the Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel presented a big cake to the Super Eagles for the 2-1 win over South Africa on Wednesday that has taken Nigeria into the last four of Africa’s biggest and most prestigious football championship.
The hotel manager, Atef Wilson, on behalf of the management presented the cake to Coach Gernot Rohr and forward Odion Ighalo, who received on behalf of the team.Victory over South Africa took Franco-German Gernot Rohr’s record with Nigeria to 20 wins in 34 matches, of which he has drawn five and lost nine.

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