Coronavirus: Rohr Praises CAF Over Postponement Of AFCON Qualifier Matches

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Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has applauded the decision of Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) to postpone the Nations Cup qualifiers to avoid further spread of the coronavirus which is ravaging the world.

Rohr, who disclosed this in a chat, said majority of Africa players plying their trade in Europe especially France and Italy where cases of coronavirus has been on the increase.

He revealed that Super Eagles and S.C. Paderborn 07 of German defender Jamilu Collins is being quarantined for 14 days because his team mates have been affected.

The Franco – German tactician also started that the Super Eagles duo of William Ekong and Olaoluwa Aina based in Italy have successfully move to England.

“I welcome the decision by CAF because the Coronavirus is pandemic. Most Africa players are based in Europe and some of them have tested positive.

It is good to avoid further spread. I am in touch with my players and I monitor their process in their various clubs.

“So shifting the qualifiers have no effect on us because my players are fit and ready at any time.

You will also know that some countries even in Africa have suspended sporting activities.

Health is important.

I have spoken to my Captain Ahmed Musa and virtually all the invited players to be on standby as we watch development. Football is a game of contact so measures must be taken.

Playing Sierra Leone in Asaba will not a problem because my boys are active in their club and I am sure of victory at any time it is rescheduled,” Rohr stated.

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