On Saturday in Johannesburg, they qualified for 2019 AFCON with a game to spare after a 1-1 draw with hosts South Africa
The three-time African champions failed to qualify for the last two editions of the AFCON in 2015 and 2017
But this time around it was a different ball game all together as the Super Eagles qualified to the AFCON 2019 with ease.
The NFF President Pinnick Amaju said We have a bigger chance to win AFCON than the World Cup which the Franco German head coach Gernot Rohr said “we would,”
Rohr has said the Super Eagles have a bigger chance of winning next year’s AFCON than they had to win the World Cup in Russia.
Our good, young team will improve and we have learnt a lot at the World Cup.
The three-time African champions failed to qualify for the last two editions of the AFCON in 2015 and 2017.
Rohr said he was satisfied with the result and refused to be dragged into the controversy whether a late effort by captain Ahmed Musa should have stood.
Ahmed Musa found the back of the net in the 83rd minute goal in Johannesburg, but it was ruled out for offside.
An earlier effort in the first half by the Super Eagles was also chalked off also for offside.
The goal by my captain was not an offside said the head coach of the Super Eagles
“Two goals for us were not given, but I don’t criticise the referee.
We got the result we needed and the end.