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Rohr Thrilled Super Eagles End Benin’s Eight-Year Unbeaten Home Record

Rohr Thrilled Super Eagles End Benin’s Eight-Year Unbeaten Home Record

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is delighted to see his side end Benin Republic’s eight-year unbeaten home run, reports Completesports.com.

The three-time African champions defeated the Squirrels 1-0 at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto Novo on Saturday night.

Genk of Belgium forward Paul Onuachu netted the winning goal in the 93rd minute following a goalmouth scramble.

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“It was a sweet victory. It really feels good to finally end Benin’s eight-year unbeaten record at home,”Rohr said after the game.

” Even when the goal refused to come, my players remained calm because we already knew the result of the game between Lesotho and Sierra Leone. We had also already qualified for the AFCON.”

The Super Eagles top Group L with 11 points from five matches, while Benin sit second with seven points and Sierra Leone follow in the third spot with four points.
The West Africans will host Lesotho in their final match of the qualifiers on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium , Lagos.

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  • Dr Banks 4 months ago

    @Omo 9ja………nawa for you o, see the long epistle wey you write above no make sense at all. SE and Rohr did a fantastic job tonight and they deserve all accolades, lets bask in the euphoria of the win first and enjoy the bragging right as well as improvement in our FIFA ranking before you start your criticism later.
    Your assertion that Osimhen should’ve been substituted for Onoachu really showed that you watched this game with your eyes located at the back of your head filled with hatred for GR, always looking out for faults in the man. If you watch the extended highlight of this match on YouTube with a clear mind and no tension, you will actually agree with me that Osimhen is actually the Man of the Match. He did everything a good striker should do but mother luck didn’t shine on him today, did you see the Onyekuru’s point blank header off a cross from Zaidu which Alagbe miraculously palmed away to safety? Osimhen’s shot that hit the post, the narrow misses and those saved by Alagbe. The shot that Chukwueze blasted over was meant to be scored by Osimhen if Chukwueze had not rushed to kick the ball before Osimhen. Onoachu’s goal even came off the saved shot from Osimhen. He was the tormentor in chief of that Benin defence line today but I wish him better luck next time. I also believe that GR and Gattuso needs to work further oh his finishing, the killer instinct is still lacking in his game, a good striker gets in good space regularly and always aim shots at the GK hoping 1 out of ten shots goes in but an excellent striker get few chances and skilfully buries the ball in the net. Osimhen is still a raw talent that needs some little polishings to become our JEWEL and Pride of Africa in a shot time to come. Remember Drogba in his first 2 seasons in Chelsea before Mourinho worked on him. Yekini was once described by Westerhof in 1990 AFCON as the highest GOAL SCORER as well as the highest GOAL LOSER of the tournament and after working on him, the rest is history.

    • Omo9ja 4 months ago

      @Mr. Dr Banks, we have to celebrate Oga Rohr of course.

      What do you talking about kę? Lets keep the celebrations going jare.

      Mr. Dr. Banks, Oga Rohr deserve this and I am very happy for him.

      I have said a lot about what you just mentioned in your comment and concerning Oga Rohr, and the performance of the Eagles also , improvement of the team but I don’t want to repeat myself on that at the moment but I just want to celebrate with our Super Eagles and my forum mates.

      After today, yowa the koko talk will continue.

      All in all, inside life, anything can happen. We have to keep moving my man. Congratulations to our Oga Rohr, Super Eagles, NFF and Nigerians. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Dr Banks 4 months ago

    Gernoht Rohr I thank you immensely for the successful management of this team for the past 5 years, you started from nothing but see where you have taken us to now, hardly loses home and away in all qualifying matches, always qualify effortlessly with games to spare, doggedly assembles our best legs from all over the world and harnessing their qualities together to give us a formidable team to be proud of. I salute you Seniorita!!!

    • pompei 4 months ago

      My good Dr. Banks, Rohr may look pretty like a little girl to you, but I assure you he is not a female. He is a man. Senorita means MISS, and is used to address young girls.
      Nice comment though!

      • Dr Banks 4 months ago

        Hahaha………Thanks for the correction my dear comrades in progress, ne the excitement caused the error. Congrats to all of us brothers

    • JimmyBall 4 months ago

      @Dr. Banks… he is Señor (Gentleman… in spanish).

  • Edoman 4 months ago

    Rohr and all Nigerians are extremely happy today. I sincerely join you all for this celebrations. This coach is solid in his handling of his jobs. I must add that he deserves every Kobo he earns from this good jobs that he is doing for the Nation. Nigeria is lucky to have such a highly proficient coach at this time. Am l saying he is one of the best coaches in Africa today, yes. This Rohr, of a German decent, shall certainly lead us to the maintain top. The boys were ready for the tasks ahead as well too. Thank you all for a job well done, folks. l am praying for our Iwobi’s speedy recovery from covet 19. Rumors are saying that he contracted the surging disease in Benin Republic. Our Good Lord will certainly take care of Iwobi’s health now. Amen.

  • pompei 4 months ago

    It was a good game. The team did well to win.
    The goalie Okoye was good. When Benin came knocking, he answered them in a way that inspires confidence. I’m happy with our goalkeeping department. Okoye and Uzoho especially.
    The defense has always been ok. Today was no different. Solid performance. Full backs overlapping dangerously. Ball playing center backs showing good understanding.
    The attack was mobile. Osimhen, Nacho and later Onuachu pressed Benin hard. The wingers Onyekuru and Chukwueze did well, though Chukwueze had issues with his final ball and decision making. Iwuala came in and showed he is another good option we have on the wings. The problem is the goal output is just not good enough. We create lots of chances. We need a much higher conversion rate if we are to be a threat against the world’s best.
    The midfield – hmmmmmm.
    Ndidi saved the day here. We need box to box midfielders that do a good job defensively, but also carry a goal threat. Sideways and backwards passes are useful, but when that is the only thing we see all game, it becomes tiresome and frustrating, and the game becomes horribly boring to watch.
    Sideways and backwards passes should have been kept to a minimum or as a last resort, not used every time, or as the GO-TO strategy.
    Our midfielders should have more in their arsenal.
    We’ve got midfielders out there who can do this job. For example, English born Man United academy player Tosin Kehinde has pledged his future to Nigeria. He is not a first team player yet, but that boy would have troubled Benin with his pace and skill. We should not wait for him to blow up before we show interest in him. See for yourself


    There are quite a few young talented midfielders out there that we can call upon. So anyone who has the privilege of wearing the jersey currently should show up and take care of business with energetic, fighting performances. Be a lion on the pitch, not a house cat. Tepid, timid, scaredy cat performances won’t work. I’m tired of making up excuses and defending what is indefensible. If you are in the team, show up and earn your stripes please!
    This is meant not to discourage or humiliate anyone, but to ginger up and galvanize dudes into action. You can do this! You do it for your club! Come on boys!

  • This is what happens when a coach plays the correct formation and starts with his strongest line up this proves that at least Paul Onuachu is the rightful Super Sub until he proves he can do that from the start of the game when the opposition is also 100% fit and sharp as oppose to 87th minutes of the game.

  • Well done Paul, Well done Super Eagles!.. We Move