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Published On: Fri, Aug 21st, 2020

Eguavoen cautions Rohr on early AFCON preparations

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With Nigeria’s double-headed Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone set for November, former Super Eagles captain, Austin Eguavoen has advised Coach Genort Rohr to commence planning immediately after CAF has released the dates for AFCON and World Cup qualifiers, can report
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) newly released the schedules for the qualifiers match between Nigeria and Sierra Leone double legged nations cup qualifiers encounter to be played between the 9th and 17th of the month of November.
In a chat with newsmen, Eguavoen urged the German tactician to hasten up with his plan now on how he will prepare towards the forthcoming matches.
“Gernot Rohr should just swing back to action invite those he wanted to invite to prosecute that game and there is always rules and guidelines set up by Caf of which it is sent to every federation, so, we just follow all those guidelines and make sure we head straight, compete and win.“ he said.
In March, CAF postponed upcoming AFCON qualifying matches due to the coronavirus after the World Health Organisation declared it a pandemic. The qualifiers were scheduled to kick off from March 25-31.
A statement from CAF said the 2021 AFCON qualifiers will be held between November 2020 and March 2021.
“For Cameroon 2021, the qualifiers resume on 9-17 November 2020 with the Day 3 and 4 matches whilst the penultimate and ultimate matches take place on 22-30 March 2021.”
Meanwhile, the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, which are in the second round, will happen between May 2021 and November 2021.

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