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Rohr speaks on Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Central African Republic

Gernot Rohr

Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, has hailed his team’s reaction following their 2-0 win over the Central African Republic in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

Rohr also admitted he had to tweak his tactical system for the reverse fixture.

The Wild Beasts had shocked the Super Eagles 1-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, in the first leg on Thursday.

Ahead of the game in Douala on Sunday, Rohr reverted to a three-man defence.

Leon Balogun gave the Eagles the lead, before Victor Osimhen made it 2-0 at the break.

“It was a good reaction from my team, we lost the other day – very unlucky at the very last minute.

“Everybody wanted to take revenge and they did it very well although we could not score a third or fourth goal.

“We changed the system and played three [defenders] at the back which helped us as well as the leadership of [Ahmed] Musa to win this game.

“It is not easy to play the Central African Republic. They committed a lot of fouls but fortunately, we didn’t have any big injuries.

“Now we can prepare for the next game in November and hope that everything would be fine at the end of the day,” Rohr told NFF Media.

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