In spite of the Super Eagles’ fine structure in Egypt up until now, gaffer Gernot Rohr is wary of the test his side will confront when they take on Djamel Belmadi’s men
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr denied recommendations his group are top choices going into Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations conflict against Algeria.
The North Africans triumphed over Cote d’Ivoire on punishments to verify a spot in the last four while the Super Eagles crushed South Africa in a furiously challenged quarter-last game.
In front of this conflict at Cairo’s football cathedral, Rohr’s men are generally seen to be odds-on top choices having hushed Bafana, who thumped out hosts Egypt.
The German, be that as it may, does not feel his side ought to be viewed as the top choices against Djamel Belmadi’s side, who completed as gathering champs.
“When you beat the top choices, you are likewise one of the top picks. That was my conclusion and it is as yet my assessment,” Rohr told the media.
“Presently we have beaten one of the top choices, yet we need to play a group which everyone here accepts were the best in the gathering stage.
“So they are still top choices while we are the subsequent top picks.
“The four groups remaining are the best groups of the competition Senegal are number one in Africa, Tunisia are number two and we are number three. We are on the whole here and Algeria is playing so well.
“All is open however it’s mirroring that there are two nations from North Africa and two nations from West Africa.”
Algeria and Nigeria will confront each other for the ninth time in Afcon history, and Rohr is perky his side will be fit for the crunch tie.
“After the troublesome match against South Africa, we needed to recuperate at first and during our preparation the following morning, we saw that a portion of our players had little wounds and we attempted to give them the best medications,” he proceeded.
“We will have our last preparing tonight and ideally the entirety of my players would be exceptionally fit.”