Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has admitted that he is facing a selection headache ahead of the team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sierra Leone next month.
The Franco-German tactician handed debuts to six players – Zaidu Sanusi, Frank Onyeka, Samson Tijani, Kevin Akpoguma, Cyriel Dessers, and Chidera Ejuke – during this month’s international break.
In a chat with the Super Eagles media team, the ex-Bordeaux coach insisted that Super Eagles deserved a draw in Friday’s friendly against the African champions Algeria and a victory over Tunisia on Tuesday.
He said: “Indeed, the results could have been better. We could have picked a draw against Algeria and a win against Tunisia.
“We have some positives to pick out from the games because despite missing some key players we still competed well.
“Now it is going to be difficult for me to pick our list for the AFCON qualifiers next month because of the new boys who did well.
“I believe these very good friendly games will help us to return to winning ways when we play Sierra Leone next month. Good results next month may see us qualifying for the 2022 AFCON already.”