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Genot Rohr talks about plans for 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Genot Rohr has spoken of his plans for the 2026 FIFA World Cup with Benin Republic who are drawn against Nigeria and four others.

The former Super Eagles of Nigeria handler also revealed his teams first two opponents to be South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Now in charge of Benin Republic, Rohr has acknowledged the demands of being in group C as he attempts an historic first World Cup qualification for the West African country.

Genot Rohr said “I can even say that (Group C) is the most demanding group because the two great footballing nations of Nigeria and South Africa, who have World Cup experience, are big chunks. But we are going to join the fight, why not, because there are ten matches, so a mini-championship where everything is possible.”

“For the first match against South Africa that we are playing in Cotonou, at home, we will try to play a very good match, like against Senegal. Afterwards, we will go to Zimbabwe, where it is not easy to play. There are only difficult matches, and we are preparing accordingly.” the Franco-German Coach said.

The top teams from nine groups will qualify automatically for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, while the four best group runners-up will advance to a playoff to determine the team that will proceed to the inter-confederation play-offs.

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