Amuneke charges Rohr on ‘best Eagles players’ for Lesotho, Benin AFCON ties
Former Nigeria and FC Barcelona winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, has urged Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, to ensure he selected the very 'best Eagles' players to prosecute the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations crucial qualufying matches against Lesotho abd Benin Republic respectively.
Amuneke was crowned African Footballer of the Year 1994 and in 1996, he scored the match winner in a 3-2 come back win against Argentina in the final of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, the first and only time so far for Nigeria and Africa to win Olympic Games soccer gold.
Although Super Eagles, who are three time AFCON champions, sit top of Group L on eight points, with the Squirrels of Benin on second position with seven points after four round of matches, the Super Eagles need an outright victory against Lesotho before the trip away to the ambitious Squirrels.
Realising the tricky nature of the last two games, Amuneje has now pointed out to Rohr that with the array of players at his (Rohr’s) disposal, the team will have no excuse not to deliver.
“I'm really delighted that the Super Eagles have an array of talents to pick ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.
“However, selecting the right players will be Gernot Rohr’s biggest challenge with the team considering the fact that most of our players are doing well with their various clubs in Europe.
“Rohr must carefully select his team and ensure he motivates the players to give out their best".
Amuneke is the Sporting Director of Egyptian Premier League side, All Makkasa.
He had previously managed Tanzanian national team, Taifa Stars, before his move to Egypt.