Rohr speaks on Super Eagles failing to beat Sierra Leone again


Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, has congratulated his boys after their 0-0 draw with Sierra Leone in Freetown in an African Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday.

Rohr also blamed the bad pitch at the Siaka Stevens Stadium for the goalless draw.

The Super Eagles played out a 0-0 draw in Freetown, after giving away their 4-0 lead to draw 4-4 in the reversed fixture in Benin City days ago.

Kelechi Iheanacho’s disallowed goal in the second half formed a big talking point from the game.

The referee ruled out the former Manchester City man’s headed effort in the 62nd minute for offside.

“I don’t know if the goal was offside or not, but we tried, we tried to play well on this difficult pitch and congrats to the players,” Rohr said after the match that would have seen Nigeria qualify for the Nations Cup.

“They showed that they can fight together and play a goalless draw away,” he added.

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