Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has promised to ring few changes in the defence ahead of the crucial Africa Cup of Nations quarter final tie against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt.
Rohr admitted his defenders struggled at some stages in their second round win over Cameroon and the Franco German told SportingLife that he will review the situation with his assistants and come up with a solution.
He said they must avoid costly mistakes against very mobile and technically gifted South Africans and that one of works they must achieve is to ensure the defenders are better coordinated against the Bafana Bafana on Wednesday.
Rohr exuded confidence that it is likely Jamilu Collins and Shehu Abdullahi make their return to the first team after their recovery from the injuries they sidelined them from the last three or four games.
“I will say I agree with you that we had some careless moments against Cameroon that led to the two goals we conceded,” Rohr told SportingLife.
“We are working on our defence and I hope to see an improved performance against South Africa. We may have to make a few changes if that will help solve our problem
“We experienced a difficult start to the AFCON after we lost our two full backs to injuries a day to the first game with Burundi and during the game. We had to try out new players and they didn’t disappoint even though they used to take their places.
“We are going to review that area when I sit with my assistant coaches. We must find a solution before the game with South Africa because we must make a few mistakes against them.
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“We are happy that we have our two full backs that got injured back and we shall review if they are in the right condition to stage a return in our next game.”
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