Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has stated that he demands free-flowing attacking play from his team when they take on the Pirates of Seychelles in the 2019 AFCON final qualifying series game.
Having picked up, with a game to spare, the ticket for the summer continental competition – after missing out of the last two editions, the Eagles are poised to host the East African side in an inconsequential clash in Asaba on Friday.
With his team obviously odds-on favourite for the clash, Coach Rohr has tasked his team to tactically infiltrate the Seychelles defence and score goals while playing with freedom.
“I want to see the team go forward to score goals on a pitch which is not the biggest. We want to find find spaces tactically behind this defence of Seychelles,” Rohr told ESPN.
“We have qualified and so I want to see these players play with freedom to develop good football. I want to see that they are progressing. I want to see that they are fit.
“Most important, I want to see also that they are mentally strong,” the gaffer concluded.
The Eagles will play Seychelles the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba by 4PM (Nigerian time) on Friday before hosting Egypt in an international friendly four days later at the same venue.