Bad pitch, difficult condition but Super Eagles got the job done – Rohr


Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has praised his players for the 2-0 victory against Liberia in the World Cup qualifier, under very difficult conditions and on a pitch that was “not easy to play”.

Rohr insists the game strategy was to win and also shut out the opponents, two objectives that were achieved, on the day and a further proof that Nigeria’s defence is solid.
“The job has been done we had to win our first game at home and we didn’t want to concede a goal also to show that now we are stable behind. That’s four or five times now we didn’t concede a goal, that’s a very good thing,” said the Nigeria Coach.
“We knew that some of our players had to leave after this match and they had to do well before leaving. They cannot go to Cape Verde.”
Kelechi Iheanacho’s first-half brace on a muddy Teslim Balogun Stadium turf sent the Super Eagles on their way to a good start in the world cup qualifiers and moves them top of group c ahead of Cape Verde and Central African Republic.
Showing they could adapt, playing in those circumstances and still come through with the result was impressive enough for the German gaffer.
“We scored our two goals in the first half already; so we were calm, and we could in the second half play our good football without scoring a goal.
“But for moments, it was very good football in difficult conditions because after the heavy rains the pitch was not easy to play for the two teams, yet we could adapt under this circumstances and make this victory which is very important to start this world cup qualifiers.”


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