Super Eagles coach,  Gernot Rohr said yesterday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier 1-1 draw against South Africa was as good as a win considering the difficult situation in which the game was played.

Gernot Rohr

He also added that his team got their tactics right hence they were able to keep the South Africans at bay.

“South Africa is a very good team. We knew it will be a difficult game it was very hot, we arrived yesterday (Friday) morning without sleeping in the night and second half was very difficult,” Rohr said after the game. We started the match well. We struck the first goal and our tactics was okay they had to come against our defensive block and it was difficult for South Africa.

“We tried to score the second goal because we play to win all the time. Today we didn’t win, we did not want to take any risk because we knew a draw is just like a victory.”


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