Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, has revealed the date he will announce Nigeria’s provisional World Cup roster ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.
The German tactician, made the announcement after he confirmed from NFF President, Amaju Pinnick that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2019 African Nations qualifiers between Seychelles and Nigeria, which was earlier scheduled to take place in March 2018.
Rohr, who was delighted with this development, said the Super Eagles will use the next FIFA window to play at least one warm up game, before he sends a provisional list of players for the World Cup to FIFA.
”My president, Amaju Pinnick, informed me of this eventuality. Normally, we had to play Seychelles on March 23, finally, it will be in October! ” Rohr told France Football.
”Even if a trip to Seychelles is not unpleasant, we will be able to schedule two preparation matches before the World Cup. A very good thing.
”March is a pivotal period for our players based in Europe, who will be in the latter part of the season.
”Ideally, we want to face a European opponent. This is also our last opportunity to test players before sending the provisional roster,” Rohr said.