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Rohr’s Eagles play ‘important test game’ against Brazil today

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is looking forward to measuring his squad’s progress when they face Brazil in a friendly match today (Sunday).

Nigeria will take on the Samba Boys at the Singapore National Stadium by 1:00p.m (Nigeria time).

Since finishing third at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, the Eagles are coming together a second time after they played Ukraine in a friendly match that ended 2-2.

“The game against Brazil will show how much we are progressing after finishing third at the Africa Cup in Egypt,” Rohr told the media over the weekend.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for us to learn a few more things that will make us better and stronger for future challenges.

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“This is an important test game for us, and we are here to learn from the best. We hope for a very good game against Brazil on Sunday.

“This will help us prepare ourselves for the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho next month.

“After the 2019 AFCON, two of our top players (Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo) retired and we have to see how to replace them.

“We saw a little bit in our friendly against Ukraine last month and hope we can improve on that performance tomorrow.

“A good showing against Brazil will help our confidence a great deal,” he concluded.

The last time the Super Eagles faced Brazil in a friendly, the Eagles were thrashed 3-0 in Abuja National Stadium back in 2003.

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