Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is anticipating a tough game against Benin Republic in Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of qualifying tie, Completesports.com reports.
The three African champions currently top Group L with eight points, one point ahead of closest rivals Benin.
The two countries will slug it out at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto- Novo on Saturday in what is expected to be a keenly contested encounter.
The Super Eagles rallied back from a goal down to beat the Squirrels 2-1 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on matchday one.
Rohr insists his players must be at their best to beat their close door neighbours.
“We want to finish our qualification on a positive note, and the two matches against Benin and Lesotho are very important,” Rohr told CAFOnline.com.
“Of course, we know that Benin is difficult to beat after our last game in Uyo (Nigeria won 2-1) and we need at least a point against them to qualify for next year’s AFCON.
“Then, we are playing our final game in Lagos. We want to win in Lagos because it has been a long time since we last played there, and we want to conclude the qualifiers with a victory as well.
“These are not going to be easy matches because Lesotho drew with Benin, but we are going to give our best against these opponents.”
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