Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has commended the decision by CAF to postpone the African Nations Cup from January 2021 to January 2022.
Speaking to the BBC Gernot Rohr said, “I think this is a wise decision because time is very short now and they could not postpone to the summer,” Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr told BBC Sport Africa.
“I can understand this decision – we have more time now to prepare our young boys. It is not all bad.
“There is a positive side in all this and we have time for some friendlies and also for the beginning of the World Cup qualifiers – normally we will begin in November with this, and I think we can follow the plan and still have time to the Afcon qualifiers starting in October, so it is a wise decision and it will be a big year in 2022.”
Elsewhere, the African Nations Championship (Chan), which should have been played in April, will now take place in January 2021.
Cameroon is to host both competitions.