The coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr is planning towards ensuring his team is in top shape for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2019 by ensuring top friendlies are scheduled towards that end.
The Super Eagles are already qualified for the tournament with a game to spare, and Rohr is hopeful that the team will be kept busy with at least three grade-A matches.
“Besides the match against Seychelles in March, we hope to play three more friendlies including one in March and some at the end of May (during the team’s training camp for the AFCON),” said Rohr.
Rohr has already picked Uyo as the training base for the AFCON, saying the good pitch at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium was the main attraction.
The Super Eagles have won the AFCON thrice, but they are only back in the tournament proper in four years after they failed to qualify for the last two editions in 2015 and 2017.