Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that only the fittest team will win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
He made this assertion while fielding questions from journalists after training session in Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
Rohr also stated that his side must be technically sound as well as 100 percent fit to stand a chance of winning the AFCON.
“You know already we had some players who did not play very well last season like Kalu who was injured so we had to do much more physical training on him like the other players, that’s why we will have a second fitness coach working in the group to ensure individual fitness.
“I think that only the fittest team can win the Nations Cup because you have to do 7 games if you want to go through. You have to play in very hot temperatures, so it’s very important to recover well and also work with the players that don’t play much that’s why it’s important to have two fitness coaches,” Rohr stated.
The Eagles will continue their preparations for the AFCON with two more training sessions on Tuesday and will have the complement of the duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo who both arrived on Monday afternoon.