AFCON qualifiers: Seychelles recruit bankers, others for Eagles

As from 1.30pm on Saturday, Nigerian time, Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Pirates of Seychelles will square up during matchday two of 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier inside at the 10,000 – capacity Stade Linite in Victoria on Mahe Island.
Incidentally, Seychelles Squad is reportedly made up of mainly professionals including Bankers, construction Workers among other.
Both teams are in Group E alongside South Africa and Libya.
In the match, South Africa defeated Nigeria 0-2 in Uyo, a loss that has put Africa’s most populous Nation on the brink of not qualifying for another Nation’s cup after missing in the last two editions -2015 and 2017.
Ahead of the encounter, the FrancoGerman tactician hinted that already players and officials are very much aware of the crucial nature of Saturday evening’s game to Nigeria’s presence at African football’s major house party next year summer.
“Everyone realizes the importance of this match.
We are currently number three in our group and that position does not befit Super Eagles of Nigeria.
It is not good for us because it is outside the qualification range.
“The players know this.
They know that on Saturday they have to show character to put our campaign back on track with a good result.” Seychelles is a leading tourist destination with plane –loads of fun seekers trooping in on daily basis to spend good time relaxing on any of the major islands in the 115 islands that make up the archipelago.
But Rohr made it clear his boys are not vacationers looking for relaxation.
“We are not here on vacation.
We are here for serious business.
“We have a young, ambitious team and Nigeria has a better pedigree in the game of football than Seychelles.
But we must not under –rate them in any way or take things for granted.
“The World Cup is behind us now, but we must allow the lessons we learnt in Russia to make us better and more efficient in our approach.
The Cup of Nations is the focus now and we must get a good result on Saturday to get our campaign back, and then we can now look ahead with determination to win the remaining matches in our group to qualify easily for the championship.” Rohr is intensely under pressure to grind out victory following disappointing performances his wards have put up in recent times.
His antecedent with other African countries he coached before handling Sup




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