WATCH: SE Training Ahead Of Libya AFCON2019 Qualifier Clash In Tunisia

The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved to the top of their AFCON2019 qualifying Group E after defeating home side Libya 3-2 at the Stade Taieb Mhiri in Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Related: Super Eagles Land In Sfax Ahead Of Libya Clash


The Super Eagles will face South Africa in November which will be the decider whether or not they get to participate in next year’s Championship. Watch the Super Eagles train before the Libya qualifier encounter.

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  • From 3rd to 1st place in the group is no easy feat. To robb Libya of at least 1 point out of a possible 6 is still unbelievable.

    Ighalo is now scoring but are the Super Eagles actually soaring?

    I believe we are! But I still worry. I still remember how we blew all before us away in Africa during world cup qualifiers only to come horribly short when we faced European oppositions like Czech Republic, Serbia and England.

    I know that the immediate challenge before us is an African tournament and if truth be told, Rohr has shown, consistently, that he can set up the Super Eagles to face and annialate any African opponent.

    When it comes to African opposition, I sleep easy with Rohr in charge. In fact, it would not surprise me in the slightest if he goes through the entire Afcon tournament undefeated with the Super Eagles lifting the trophy ; his records back up that point of view.

    But, but, outside Africa, will his 4-2-3-1 formation pass the test? It didn’t in the past, what makes us think it will in the future?

    I would like to see us play more friendly matches with South American/European oppositions (in coming months) so we can see how prepared we are when the time comes to face such nations in proper competitions.

    • Without a world class goal keeper and without a world class striker we will fall short even against the best African opposition. We also need options in all positions: laftback, rightback and number 10.
      As it is, an injury or suspension to Collins, Iwobi and or Aina will check mate our March.
      With continuous improvements to the squad we may well do well in Africa. But we haven’t met the likes of Senegal, Egypt, Angola nor Morocco yet and they may prove too tough for a Super Eagles who don’t have a plan b both in terms of some positions and tactics/formations

      • Yep; I totally agree. It is easy to get carried away with the amount of talents and options available to Rohr at the moment.
        But, but, if he continues to stick with his starting 11 only to start making substitutions in 80 – 90 minutes, those options (as is currently the case with Simmy) will never have enough to immerse into the team in a manner sufficient for them to make any meaningful impact when the time comes.

        Do you remember Jo Bonfrere in 2000 Afcon? He gave 98% of the outfield players the chance to play and showcase their talents.
        Less fancied Chukwu Ndukwe was (boldly) selected ahead of Aghaowa, Ikpeba (who admittedly fell out with the coach) and Babangida for the final match and he scored.


        The German should have and display a plan b, c and d.

        It is good that he kept faith with Ighalo but that faith has come at a price which is: we still don’t know who our next reliable striker is and how the many names we have brandished (Isaac Success etc) will actually perform when it comes to it.

        Enough said for now BigD. Really nice to share insights with you.


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