Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr says his team’s first half showing in the 2-2 international friendly draw against Ukraine in Dnipro on September 10 was their best since he took charge of the team, Completesports.com reports.
The West Africans totally outclassed the hosts in the first 45 minutes with debutant Joe Aribo and Victor Osimhen getting the goals.
Ukraine latter rallied back after the break and got their goals through Oleksandr Zinchenko and Roman Yaremchuk.
“More than the result, it was the way we played that made me happy. It was my best 45 minutes in charge of the Super Eagles. We played one touch, two touches and scored fantastic goals, ” Rohr stated in a video interview posted on the Super Eagles Twitter handle.
“Second half, we could have scored a third, but understandably the level of performance dropped a little. They scored twice, the second goal was an handball which the referee got right, but the linesman decided otherwise.
“It was a good game for a friendly. Both teams did well. We were treated well in Ukraine.”
With the Super Eagles next competitive fixture against Benin, still about two months away, Rohr wants his team to face an African opposition in the next FIFA window in October
“Now it’s time to focus on the AFCON qualifiers. The game against Ukraine has gone and the boys did very well, in my opinion,” Rohr added.
“Next month we have two possible windows, and I think it will be good for us to have an African opponent because of the qualifiers in November.”
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