Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has called on the Confederation of African Football, CAF, to postponed the 2021 AFCON qualifier between Nigeria and Benin Republic.
According to Rohr who spoke to journalists concerning the fixture scheduled for November 13, CAF failed to show respect to Nigeria, a three time winner of the tournament.
He added that it was disrespectful for the game to be fixed just two days after international windows open.
He said; “Our game against Benin is on November 13th, which is a Wednesday. The FIFA window opens on Monday. When will our players arrive and prepare for this game? It’s ridiculous. We need to be respected and I have spoken to CAF’s Anthony Baffoe about it.
“I have also spoken to Michel Dussuyer, the Benin coach, as well. We need this date to be changed, so that the teams can arrive and train properly, for this game. Match scheduling must be done properly.”
The AFCON qualifying matches Nigeria will be playing next month will be against Benin Republic and Lesotho.