Gernot Rohr proud of Super Eagles victory over Libya

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has expressed delight at his team’s performance against Libya in Tuesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualification clash.

The Eagles had gone two goals up in the opening 17 minutes courtesy Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa before the hosts even scores.

Mohamed Zubya headed home in the 35th minute before Ahmad Benali completed the comeback in the 74th minute.

When it looked like the spoils will be shared, however, Ighalo sealed the victory with his 81st-minute strike – his second of the game.

Yet, the German tactician feels the tie was a good test for his team and disclosed that his team will keep fighting until an Afcon ticket is secured.

“I congratulate my team for this victory. It was a huge test of our character,” Rohr told NFF media 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 Afconyet. We keep fighting.”

With this result, the three-time African champions top Group E with nine points after three matches.

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