Rohr: Libya game a huge test of character

Alex Iwobi, Gernot Rohr
Just as it looked like the Super Eagles would let Gernot Rohr down, their determination and resilience got them out of jail

Coach Gernot Rohr is proud of Nigeria’s performance against Libya in Tuesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualification clash.

The Super 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.

And when it looked like result would end on a no winner, no vanquished note, Ighalo sealed the victory with his 81st-minute strike – his second of the game.

Nonetheless, 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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They face South Africa in their next encounter on 16 November, while Seychelles welcome Libya to Victoria.