Onyekuru, Osimhen could play against Algeria, says Rohr

Tanya Simon
July 14, 2019

There were fears that these three players would not be fit for Nigeria's next AFCON 2019 game against Algeria, due to the knocks they suffered against South Africa.

Nigeria will now take on Algeria in a semi-final match on Sunday.

Iwobi has featured in all five of Nigeria's matches in Egypt and has contributed with some crucial assists, including one for team-mate Samuel Chukwueze, who opened the scoring in their 2-1 quarter-final win against South Africa.

"We can forget about the defeat to Madagascar now because we are through to the semi-final".

Iwobi further stated: "Cameroon, considering we were losing before winning, it wasn't only physical but mentally it was a very big challenge for us and to overcome that loss and win was very good for us". "We can reasonably hope to win based on our last two performances but we're wary because of our opponents", said Rohr. "We need to show that again against Algeria and we will have a chance", he urged. We are in seclusion away from the prying eyes of journalists and others watching all we are doing at training now, " observed a top official of the team last night. We pray not to have any issues during our last training ahead of Sunday's match, " he said.

Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye however told reporters in Egypt that these three players are now good to go against Algeria.

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"We know it's not going to be easy, they've got quality players but so do we".

The Super Eagles have been much matured in their approach, keeping their feet on the ground, cautious but able to smell opportunities to strike and able to swing games in their favour even toward the end.

The 40-year-old FIFA badge referee is widely regarded as one of the best referees on the continent and was among the few Africans selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Sunday's fixture will clearly be about qualification to AFCON 2019 final and not for anything else.

"They should keep supporting us".

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