By Johnny Edward:
Gernot Rohr has hailed the Super Eagles’ hard-fought 3-2 win against Libya in Tuesday’s 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifying match in Sfax, and reckons it was a true test of the team’s character, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Super Eagles surrendered a two-goal lead in the encounter, but they fought back to secure a crucial away win against Libya in Group E at the Taïeb M’hiri Stadium, Sfax, Tunisia, to the delight of German tactician, Rohr.
A simple tap-in from Odion Ighalo in the 14th minute and a close-range strike from Ahmed Musa three minutes later gave the Rohr’s men a two-goal lead, but Mohamed Zubya and Ahmed Ben Ali drew the Mediterranean Knights level.
With nine minutes left to play, a brilliant solo effort from Ighalo nicked the maximum points for the Super Eagles.
“I congratulate my team for this victory. It was a huge test of our character,” Rohr was quoted on the official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles after the game.
“We lost a two-goal lead but fought hard instead of dropping our heads. We will stay humble because we have not qualified for AFCON yet. We keep fighting.”
The Super Eagles will face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa who were held to a goalless draw at the Stade Linite, in Victoria, in a top-of-the-table clash at Johannesburg’s Soccer City on 17th November.
The Super Eagles will host Seychelles in their final Group E match in March next year.