Rohr Says Eagles Not Under Pressure as S'Africa Storms Uyo

"We know what Nigeria is capable of, we know about all the stars they have in their team but at the end of the day it is 11 vs 11 and they are human beings like us, they are not unbeatable. Not because Echiejile is old but we're looking at the future", Rohr said. We will miss a very important defender, Leon Balogun who is not here, so we have to reconstruct the team to beat South Africa.

"For me now, it's good that I'm back with the national team".

"Nobody is telling me how to do my work; I work independently with my assistants". Every Africa nation faces the same problem but then the coaches try to balance the stars and the others.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Bafana Bafana of South Africa had arrived in Uyo on Thursday afternoon for the match. We have good players who can play well for this country, " Rohr said. We should be intimidated by everybody.

"David has beaten Goliath but this is not a case of David and Goliath because there is no David and Goliath in this game. Though the Eagles had more time to train, that is the way it is". Don't get me wrong, I don't mean at your club you relax, but you know when you get here it's a bit tougher as everyone wants to play, with games coming once in a while, so you have to take it up a notch to get the nod.

Rantie played 64 games in three seasons at Bournemouth, and just three in 2015-16, having become their record signing from Malmo in Sweden.

A 25-man South African squad checked into the Le Meridien Hotel in Uyo yesterday, and Baxter believes he can turn the home advantage against the Super Eagles, Vanguard writes. South Africans have adapted to the weather.

Note: hosts Cameroon, 12 group winners and three best runners-up after six match-days qualify for 2019 tournament.

"Also, I was satisfied with the performances of the young players I have been working with for the past two weeks in France and that was why we made a decision to keep this group".

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