Rohr Targets ‘Dominant’ Victory Against Seychelles


Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has declared that his side will go all out for victory in their last Africa cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles, in order to take a dominant status into the competition proper next year.


Heading into the final qualification game on March 22 at home, the Eagles have already qualified for Cameroon 2019, but Rohr insists they will do everything to win the fixture in order to set their preparations on a winning phase.

The Franco-German gaffer pointed out that the game against The Mediterranean Knights would be the outset of his build-up programme to AFCON 2019, hence his decision not to toy with it, as he wants to set the right momentum for the team.

Rohr also refused to criticize Gambian referee, Bakary Gassama for disallowing two of his side’s apparent goals in last Saturday’s match against Bafana Bafana, as he rather blamed the assistant referees for not keeping pace with his fast players.

Rohr said: ”I felt the referee did well, it was not his decision but the linesman’s. It was two clears goals because we saw it after.

”I didn’t criticize the linesman but told them later when you have quick players like Ahmed Musa, I can understand that the linesman cannot follow, some of our players are too quick for them.

“It’s not easy to see at the same time the ball, it’s impossible to judge, they need the help of technology.

“It was a draw but the draw is like a victory because it brought us the qualification. We don’t want only qualification; we also want to finish first, which means we have to win our game against Seychelles. ”


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