AFCON 2019: What We Expect From Rohr’s 23-Man Squad - Ex-NFF VP
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Ahead of the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled for June 21 to July 19 in Egypt, a former Vice-President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Victor Baribote says the country’s expectations from the Gernot Rohr’s 23-man Super Eagles squad is high.

Concise News reports that in an interview with NAN on Tuesday in Abuja, Baribote reacted to the selection of the final squad.

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He noted that he and other Nigerian football enthusiasts would want the country to lift the trophy for the fourth time in Egypt.

“As a Nigerian, I wish the players in the squad the best of luck to lift the Cup.

“The list is okay based on the coach’s assessment; so, what we are expecting now is a good result, not excuses,” Baribote said.

He, however, congratulated the players who made the squad, urging them not to disappoint Nigerians.

According to the former NFF vice-president, the secret of success of every team is cohesion and teamwork.

He advised the players to play as a team in Egypt to enable them to go far in the competition.

Gernot Rohr and the players are already in Ismailia, Egypt, for one-week intensive pre-AFCON camping.

The Eagles will face the Teranga Lions of Senegal in their last warm-up fixture this weekend.