Head coach of the Tremendous Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted he’s disenchanted that Cote d’Ivoire has withdrawn from subsequent month’s pleasant match.
Rohr, talking to NationSport, nonetheless, famous that their alternative, Algeria is a worthy opponent.
The Elephants have been initially scheduled to face Nigeria on October 9 in Austria.
However the Nigerian Soccer Federation (NFF) confirmed final week that their West African neighbours pulled out of the encounter attributable to inner issues.
“In fact, we’ve Algeria now however I regretted that we’re not going to play Cote d’Ivoire once more as a result of we had deliberate to play not less than a sport in opposition to a Black African workforce.
“However now we’ve to play in opposition to two Maghreb groups; sadly we don’t have Maghreb groups not for the AFCON qualifiers and never for the Qatar 2022 World Cup too.
“However it’s okay as a result of it was very tough (to get a alternative) within the final moments to switch the Ivory Coast workforce,” Rohr mentioned.