Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr is still basking in the euphoria of his team’s qualification for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, and says the squad will improve before then.
A 1-1 draw away to South Africa on Saturday at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg ensured Nigeria booked an early ticket to Cameroon 2019, with a match to spare, and, while basking in the delight of the Eagles’ achievement, Rohr says better days lie ahead of the squad.
This, footballlive.ng can report, is the crux of Rohr’s message to Nigerians, as the Franco-German tactician is appealing for patience and trust from their fans.
He reckons that the team learnt a lot of lessons from their outing at the World Cup in Russia, which he hinted was the foundation of immense potentials for the young Nigerian team, which he described as a bunch of hungry youngsters.
The three-time African champions failed to qualify for the last two AFCON competitions in 2015 and 2017, but they have now qualified for the 2019 edition with a game to spare.
Rohr said he was satisfied with the result at ‘Soccer City,’ and refused to be dragged into the controversy whether a late effort by stand-in captain, Ahmed Musa should have stood as a goal, which would have given Nigeria another away victory.
However, Rohr is already looking ahead to Cameroon 2019, and believes the Eagles have a better chance of winning next year’s AFCON than they had to win the World Cup in Russia.
“We learnt a lot at the World Cup. We have a bigger chance to win AFCON than the World Cup. Our good, young team will improve,” Rohr stressed.