Coach Gernot Rohr says he’s happy with the overall performance of the Super Eagles after following their matches with Algeria and Tunisia.
The three-time African champions’ loss to Algeria in their first outing, and bounced back to a deserving draw against Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in Austria on Tuesday.
Rohr who spoke extensively to the Super Eagles official handle on Tuesday said he’s satisfied with the performance of the boys in both friendlies.
“We are happy to have had this opportunity to be camped in Austria for 10 days. It was a very good feeling to be together again after being away for 11 months, although we missed some key players.”
“The 2 friendly games we played were very good competitive games. Algeria and Tunisia are very good teams. Indeed, the results could have been better. We could have picked a draw against Algeria and a win against Tunisia.”
The former Gabon coach said both games aid his side’s preparations for the upcoming African cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.
“We have some positives to pick out from the games because in spite of missing some key players we still competed well. Now it is going to be difficult for me to pick our list for the AFCON qualifiers next month because of the new boys who did well.”
“I believe these very good friendly games will help us to return to winning ways when we play Sierra Leone next month (home and away). Good results next month may see us qualifying for the 2022 AFCON already.” He said.
The Super Eagles will clash with Sierra Leone for a doubleheader African cup of Nations qualifiers in November.
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