The Eagles were drawn alongside Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi and according to coach, Rohr they are all decent sides so the Eagles have to prepare well.
He noted that they are planning to play build up games against Ghana (in Nigeria), and possibly Senegal.
The Super Eagles coach stated this shortly after the 2019 draw in Egypt via the official twitter handle of the Nigerian national team.
The full tweet reads;
Coach Gernot Rohr on #AFCON2019Draw.
“Group B will be tough. Guinea 🇬🇳, Madagascar 🇲🇬 and Burundi 🇧🇮 are decent sides so we have to prepare well. We plan to play build up games vs Ghana(in Nigeria), and maybe Senegal.”
However, his statement got Nigerians talking. Check some of them out
“Showing your opponent some respect is not a crime…. Cool one boss.”
Tweet of God (@TopsyAshaolu)
“If Gernor Rohr didn’t qualify from this group he should follow the exit door back to Germany.”
Man Utd (@flowconnect7)
“Imagine coach saying this and be laughing in his mind like “we go chop this people like shawarma”. Choiiiiii we don’t enter semi final oo.”
Jimi-adeife victor (@JimvicD)
“Before nko, would you have said its easy? E tough die. Hehehehe….Lol.”
“Group B isn’t tough but we need to plan real hard cos d eagles i know are masters of making an easy situation hard.”
What do you think guys? Will Group B be a tough ride for the Eagles?