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AFCON 2019: South Africa boss warns Rohr & his Super Eagles

NPFL By: Collins Udeme | 17/05/2017

AFCON 2019: South Africa boss warns Rohr & his Super Eagles

Newly appointed South Africa head coach coach Stuart Baxter has fired a warning shot to the Gernot Rohr led Super Eagles side ahead of their 2019 AFCON qualifiers in Nigeria next month.

Nigeria and South Africa were drawn in Group E of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers alongside Libya, Seychelles and both teams are set to meet in the matchday one fixture in Nigeria on June 8, 2017.

Baxter who was named as South Africa coach for a second time on May 04, replacing Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba, who was sacked in December 2016 during his unveiling said the Super Eagles of Nigeria will not have a stroll in the park during the qualifiers and promises to give Rohr and his troops a tough game ahead when they meet over a two legged encounter.

"I gained respect with my results. We should try to unite the whole country through this beautiful

"I came back because I see greater things SAFA is trying to build for this great country. I hope we will be very competitive with Nigeria. We will give them a game.

"I'm really looking forward to this latest challenge. If I wasn't ready, I would not have accepted the challenge." said the new Bafana Bafana boss Baxter.

The 63-year old Englishman who began his coaching career in Scandinavia with Örebro SK's youth team will also continue to coach SuperSport United until July 2017.

AFCON 2019 draw in full:

A: Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Sao Tome/Madagascar

B: Cameroon, Morocco, Malawi, Comoros/Mauritius

C: Mali, Gabon, Burundi, Djibouti/South Sudan

D: Algeria, Togo, Benin, The Gambia

E: Nigeria, South Africa, Libya, Seychelles

F: Ghana, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Kenya

G: DR Congo, Congo, Zimbabwe, Liberia

H: Ivory Coast, Guinea, Central African Republic, Rwanda

I: Burkina Faso, Angola, Botswana, Mauritania

J: Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, Swaziland

K: Zambia, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia

L: Cape Verde, Uganda, Tanzania, Lesotho