Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has given an insight into what his team’s selection could be like for the game against Lesotho tomorrow. He gave fitness update after the final training session at the Teslim Balogun stadium.
He said Alex Iwobi who tested positive for Covid-19 before Benin’s game is still a doubt while Joe Aribo also developed stomach problems and may not be able to play.
“The training was okay, we had about one hour and fifteen minutes session,” he told NFF media. “Unfortunately, there’s one player who is not okay, Joe Aribo, he has stomach problems, so we’re not sure we’d make him play tomorrow.
“We are also waiting for the result of the Covid test from Alex Iwobi, if he’s negative, he can play but if he’s not, we’d play with Henry on the left like the other day.”
The match would be played in front of about 8,000 fans in Lagos and Rohr expresses happiness about that while hoping the fans will be thrilled.
“We are happy to have the people from Lagos for the match, the players would do their best to give a pleasure to everybody playing good football,” he said.
“I hope that we’ll finish this qualifiers well, since June 2017, we haven’t lost any qualifier match. So we want to finish with a good match, hopefully with a big victory but you never underrate any opponent, we know that Lesotho has a very good defence but we’re ready for a good fight and a good football match.”
With qualification already secured and nothing to play for for both teams, there might be a little change in the squad, Rohr didn’t rule that out but said the changes won’t be much.
“We would change a little bit but I want to bring the best team,” he said. “We’re already preparing for the World Cup qualifiers, by June we’d play Libya at home and Central African Republic away. We don’t have too many games so I cannot give the chance to play to everybody.”
On playing in Lagos for the first time, he said: “We are a team that don’t have a home stadium at the moment. We have played in Asaba, Benin City, Uyo, Lagos and maybe tomorrow Abuja.”
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