Nigeria's comprehensive win over Libya not perfect - Gernot Rohr

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The German tactician believes the big scoreline is not a true reflection of the game, with the Libyans asking questions of his defence

Despite thumping Libya 4-0 in Saturday's 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr insists that his team were less perfect.

An early goal from Odion Ighalo from the penalty spot put the Super Eagles ahead but the Mediterranean Knights tested their resilience as they held on to their one-goal lead into the first-half break.

Rohr's men ran rampage after the interval with Ighalo getting two more goals before Samuel Kalu wrapped up the victory with a sumptuous debut effort.

But the German handler was wary of the team's deficiencies which he said must be corrected before the second leg of the fixture in three days time.

“This result does not mean we had a perfect game today,” Rohr said after the game.

“We had problems defensively especially in the first half and before we play Libya again in three days, we must improve on our weak areas.”

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The win saw Nigeria move into the second spot [six points] in Group E standings with South Africa at the summit after a resounding 6-0 victory over Seychelles. And Libya now occupy the third spot in the log.

 

 

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