Ambrose Backs Rohr To Make Nigerians Proud in Egypt
By Niyi Busari
Derby County and Super Eagles right back, Efe Ambrose has thrown his weight behind Gernot Rohr to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The former Hibernian FC of Scotland player opined that good preparation as well as taking every game serious will be key if the Super Eagles should win the oncoming African Nations Cup in Egypt in June.
He stated that the Super Eagles have young and experience players scattered all over Europe which he pointed as an advantage for the three-time African champions.
In his words: “Every team going to a particular competition must aim to win the title. However, Super Eagles are potential champion who stand a good chance of winning the title in Egypt. He told www.bsnsports.com.ng
“The team should not underrate any team at the finals as all games should be approached as final. Fortunately, Nigeria has young, quality and experience players who ply their trade in Europe. With good preparations ahead of the finals, then Super Eagles can win the title for the fourth time. He continued.
The former Kaduna United defender added that the current Super Eagles have what it takes to win the title for the fourth time if they play as a team and play according to coach instruction.
He expressed confidence in the capability and technical know how of the team handler, Gernot Rohr and believed that the coach has the mental, psychological, ability and quality to guide the team to glory in Egypt.
“Gernot Rohr has what it takes to win the title in Egypt. Going by his achievements since he assumed as Eagles coach, all things being equal, he can guide the team to success at the Nations Cup.”
He also pointed to the Franco-German gaffer’s achievements since his appointment as Nigeria’s senior national team head coach.
“On two occasions he has qualified Super Eagles for major tournaments with a game to play. This shows the quality he is made of. No doubt, with good preparation and players readiness and high level of fitness, i think the trophy should be in Nigeria at the end of the tournament.
Efe Ambrose helped Nigeria won the Africa Nations Cup in South Africa in February 2013 when late Stephen Keshi guided the team to glory.
Ambrose won 6 trophies, scored 6 goals in 168 matches during his spell at Celtic FC in Scotland.