AFCON Draw: Nigeria in same pot a hosts Egypt excites Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has expressed his delight over the pitting of his team in Pot 1 alongside hosts Egypt.

The draw for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is billed to hold today, with 24 teams getting to know their group stage opponents.

“We are in the same pot, so we cannot meet Egypt. Because when you play the host country, it’s always very difficult,” Rohr stated in a short video interview posted on CAF’s Twitter handle.

“It becomes more difficult when you have a team like the one you have here in Egypt.

“But when you see in the Pot 2 all the teams can win it. You have Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire. ..all big teams.

“Even in the third pot you have South Africa and some other teams like that who can be able to win it.

“So really, you have in this tournament the best teams in Africa.”

The draw ceremony which will hold at Giza, near Cairo will kick-off at 7 pm Nigerian time.