The Super Eagles of Nigeria secured an incredible home and away victories over Libya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, but coach Gernot Rohr is keeping his eye on the ball.
After thrashing the North Africans 4-0 over the weekend at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, the Eagles went on to pip them 2-3 away at the Taïeb M’hiri Stadium, Sfax in Tunisia on Tuesday night.
Two goals by Odion Ighalo and a goal by Ahmed Musa were enough to condemn the Libyans to yet another defeat in four days, as a fight back with two goals from Mohamed Zubya and Ahmed Ben Ali were not enough to secure them a point.
Nigeria are atop of the Group E with 9 points, a point ahead of South Africa, while Libya sit on third spot ahead of Seychelles.
“I congratulate my team for this victory,” Rohr said after Tuesday’s nervy win.
“It was a huge test of our character. We lost a 2 goal lead but fought hard instead of dropping our heads. We will stay humble because we have not qualified for AFCON yet.
“We keep fighting,” he added.
The team will face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa who were held to a goalless draw at the Stade Linite, in Victoria, in a top-of-the-table clash at Johannesburg’s Soccer City on 17th November.
The final game of the qualifiers will be against Seychelles in March next year, to be played in Nigeria.
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