Super Eagles will fly in Sierra Leone: Rohr

Published on: 17 November 2020

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has said beating Sierra Leone will be difficult, but has called on Nigerians to get behind the team.

Rohr and his team will engage the Leone Stars in an African Cup of Nations qualifying Group L fixture at the Siaka Steven Stadium, Freetown on Tuesday.

The Franco-German tactician spoke after the team had their first training, following their arrival in Freetown on Monday afternoon.

“The expectation is to make a good match, we have discovered the condition of the grass and the hot weather,” said Rohr.

“Our objective is to win the game, our target of four points in the two games is still possible. I believe in my team, it will be difficult, they also have a good team. We can play as well, we want to play forward and score goals but defend better.”

“We are confident, they (fans) should believe that the players will fight. The players understand the honour to play for Nigeria and they will fight. No injury worries apart of Osimhen.”

Nigeria and Sierra Leone played out a 4-4 thriller in the first-leg at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Friday.

The Super Eagles currently top the group with seven points and a win will seal their place in the tournament.

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