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AFCON: Rohr Optimistic Of Ighalo, Musa’s Fitness For Algeria Clash

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles head coach, has expressed optimism that Jude Ighalo and Ahmed Musa would be fit for Nigeria’s semi-final clash against Algeria on Sunday.

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The duo missed training on Friday, but the Franco-German coach is hopeful they will pass late fitness test on Saturday.

“We had some players who couldn’t make the training programs, and we had special recovery session. Musa and Ighalo didn’t make the training but we are hopeful they will be ready before the game on Sunday,” Rohr told Naijafootballplus.

The Franco-German tactician also said the team has prepared for the game against the Desert Foxes, which will take place at the Cairo International Stadium.

Rohr added; “We have prepared for the game, like we do all the time, we don’t change our usual preparations. The players must be focused and stay calm. No special emotions for the game, everyone must be cool headed for this important game.

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“Algeria is a wonderful team, I think mentally we are strong, our young team learned a lot at the World Cup, and the experience has been helping us in this tournament.”

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