As the Olympics Eagles put their acts in order in preparation for the AFCON U23 tournament slated to begin later this month in Egypt, Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has paid a solidarity visit to the team.
Nigeria’s national U23 male team are presently camped in Ismailia, Egypt under the guidance of head coach Imama Amapakabo where they are putting finishing touches to their preparation in readiness for the competition that commences in five days.
Nigeria is the defending champions of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations having won the title four years ago in Senegal where Oghenekaro Etebo’s five goals powered the Dream Team to a first continental glory.
The German tactician, who was received by head coach of the Olympic Eagles Imama Amapakabo, expressed his support the team as it embarks on its mission of defending their title in Egypt.
“I’m here for a solidarity visit,” said Gernot Rohr.
“I believe some of you will join me at Super Eagles some day”.
“This team is full of potentials and I will be here to watch your first game against Cote d’Ivore on Saturday.”
“I hope you will give all your best to make sure the team achieve its aim in this Afcon U23 tournament.”
“I will be leaving on Sunday because the Super Eagles are also preparing for the Afcon qualifiers. “
The Olympic Eagles will kick off their title defence on Saturday 9th of November at the As-Salam stadium in Cairo.