AFCON 2021 Draw: Why we want to avoid Egypt, Côte d’Ivoire – Super Eagles coach Rohr | TheNewsGuru


With Nigeria being  one of the six seeded teams including hosts Cameroon, defending champions  Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia and  Morocco, the exigencies of the  draw  means  the Super Eagles can be drawn against any of the six teams in the so-called second-zone that house  Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali  Egypt, Guinea and  Burkina Faso.

“I have had  good conversations also with my colleagues,”  Rohr  told NationSport.“ Every one of the top 6 wants to avoid Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire.

“But we will accept and respect all the teams,” added the German.

In a related development,  quoted a Cameroonian sports intermediary Billy Houto  as saying that the hosts  must avoid both Egypt and Ghana  in the preliminary first round to have any realistic chance of progressing further in the tournament.


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