Super Eagles coach, Genrnot Rohr believes the Super Eagles is not the favourite to win the AFCON 2019 tournament which starts on June 21 in Egypt.
Rohr was speaking at a pre-match conference ahead of the Super Eagles’ AFCON qualifier against Seychelles Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. He was reacting to a comment made by Moroccan national team coach, Herve Renard, who named Nigeria and Senegal as favourites to win AFCON 2019.
“We have to work, we have young players in the team, most of them new in the team.
“It is not easy to go to a major tournament and win, most especially when we don’t have a player playing in the champions league. “However, we have a big chance to go far at AFCON in Egypt, because since the last World Cup, I see the team has improved.
“So, I am very optimistic that we will do very well and challenge for the cup, but the main favourites are Egypt and Morocco. “Morroco are currently number one in Africa going by the latest FIFA ranking. Also, Egypt will be playing at home, with a large home crowd behind them.