Rohr Wants Super Eagles’ Return To Uyo For Seychelles Clash

Published on: 22 November 2018

If Gernot Rohr has his way, the Super Eagles will play their last 2019 AFCON qualifying match against Seychelles in Uyo instead of Asaba that has hosted recent national team games.

CSN scooped that Rohr has told his bosses at the Nigeria Football Federation that he would want the Super Eagles to return to the Akwa Ibom International Stadium , Uyo that has become their fortress since 2016.

“It is not as if the Stephen Keshi Stadium is not good or that we did not enjoy our training and camping in Asaba. We enjoyed every bit of our stay here. The government and people were wonderful and we appreciate their support on and outside the pitch, but we need to return to a place we are used to in Uyo

“If I get the backing of the president and his executive, we hope to play Seychelles in Uyo, but if they insist it has to be played in Asaba, we won’t say no. But the truth is that the Asaba stadium is not big enough to accommodate our teeming fans on match days,” Rohr reportedly told an NFF source.

The Super Eagles will play Seychelles in a dead rubber game in March 2019 as Nigeria have already qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon with a game in hand.