AFCON 2019: Rohr - We Need The Fans To Be Our 12th Man
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have a special assignment for you.
Yes! You reading this report and every other Nigerian. Come to Uyo, support the team all through 90 minutes plus added time.
Super Eagles Technical Adviser Genort Rohr as well as the stand-in captain for the national team, Ogenyi Onazi have both highlighted the important role Nigeria football fans need to play in Saturday's 2019 AFCON qualifying match against Bafana Bafana.
Of a truth the Eagles have been sweating it out in different phases of preparation for Saturday's potentially crunch clash however as highlighted by Coach Rohr and Onazi in Thursday's media parley , the fans have a huge role to play to help the Super Eagles soar.
"It is true many people say South Africa is our wife but football has gone beyond that, we know it won't be easy but we will give our very best and also we want the fans to pray for us and also come out to support on Saturday" Onazi appealed during Thursday's session with the media in Uyo.
Rohr also echoed the sentiments of Onazi appealing to the wonderful fans in Uyo not to 'fall hands' on Saturday.
"I really like Uyo not just because of the nice pitch or the fine hotel but also because of the fans, they really supported us in our last game here which we won, we hope to see them again on Saturday to the 12th man behind us' the Super Eagles Technical Adviser submitted.
The Nigeria, South Africa game is billed for 5.pm on Saturday at the magnificent Goodswill Akpabio Stadium.