Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles coach, has disclosed that the players will camp in Nigeria ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria has been drawn alongside Egypt, Guinea Bissau, and Sudan in Group D, and Rohr Is hoping to begin camping on December 28, with the Eagles to face Egypt in their opening game on January 11 in Garoua.
Rohr whose future as coach of the team remains in doubt despite guarding the Eagles to the playoff round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers also wants to play one friendly game before they depart for the tournament.
He also hinted that he may not be there for the tournament.
“My plan is for the team to camp in Nigeria in December and then play a friendly in the country before departing for Cameroon early where we have very good conditions to prepare in Garoua where our team is playing.
“We will be very, very well prepared. We need to be ready for the first match against Egypt in Garoua.”
“But let us see if I can still decide if we are preparing. We will see.”
Rohr who is currently being owed two months’ salary by the Nigerian Football Federation has recorded 28 wins, 13 draws and 13 defeats in the 54 games he has been in charge of the team.
He also led the Eagles to win the bronze medal at the last edition of the AFCON.