Former Nigeria striker Julius Aghahowa says that Gernot Rohr must be respected for his decisions.
The former Wigan Athletic striker says he is happy with Gernot Rohr’s final squad selection.
“I am happy with the final 23-man list made by the coach. He knows why he dropped others, and we must respect that,” Aghahowa told AOIfootball.
“They were all good players but of course, some had to be dropped because you can’t go with everyone,” he added. Aghahowa also urged the Super Eagles team to take responsibility on the field of play, while consistent team line ups will be key.
“As we head into this tournament, a lineup filled with a consistent selection from the coach will be an integral decision to posing a huge threat of winning the title.
Super Eagles camp update last night:
After a week of intensive training and hard work ahead of the #TotalAFCON2019, we will be leaving Ismailia this afternoon for Alexandria where we will play all our Group B games.— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) June 17, 2019
Thank you Ismailia.#SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong. pic.twitter.com/BOtF2C7C1t
“I know frequent changes would be made but fielding players who are familiar with playing each other would be key and will also give us the edge over any team in the African Cup of Nations,” Aghahowa concluded.
Nigeria begin against Benin this Saturday on June 22.