Rohr Relieved Super Eagles Beat ‘Tough’ Zambia, Qualified From ‘Difficult’ Group

Rohr Relieved Super Eagles Beat ‘Tough’ Zambia, Qualified From ‘Difficult’ Group

By Nurudeen Obalola in Uyo: Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has praised his players after they defeated Zambia 1-0 on Saturday here in Uyo to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Alex Iwobi came off the bench to score the goal that sealed Nigeria’s place at the World Cup.

“It was a very difficult game but we are going to Russia and that’s what’s important,” Rohr said at the post-match press conference at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium moments after the game.

“We have had a tough campaign and we’re relieved we have qualified from such a tough group. Beating Algeria and Cameroon and getting four wins and a draw from five matches in this group was not what I expected from the difficult group.

“Dropping Alex Iwobi to the bench was one of the tough decisions and I’m happy he came on to score the goal.

“It’s great to get the World Cup ticket but it’s not finished. We have to start preparing for the World Cup.”

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • Congratulations,Coach.

  • “It’s great to get the World Cup ticket but it’s not finished. We have to start preparing for the World Cup.”
    Rohr, congratulations, you delivered on this one and I’m pleased you know the enormity of the task ahead with this quote from you. Get the authorities to move right now. With your team, you can shake world football if you pluck the loopholes that were glaring.
    Congratulations Nigeria!!! Russia here we come. Gbam.

  • abi let get prepared
    we are going to Russia
    not to make Number but
    to make the nation proud
    am happy for all the young player
    that have not being to world cup before happy for Rohr as a coach to be in world cup

  • Chanchet 9 months ago

    Rohr has done his best as a coach. We appreciates his efforts for bringing back unity in the team. What is expected of him is to work more on the blending of the players so that they will have accuracy in passes and team communication.