Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has heaped praises on his team after their 2-1 victory over Benin Republic in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Wednesday evening and was also quick to take a swipe at the Squirrels for their defensive approach.
Stephane Sessegnon stunned the home fans with the opener in the fifth minute but Victor Osimhen restored parity for Nigeria from the spot after Ola Aina was fouled in the box.
Samuel Kalu sealed the win for Rohr’s side with a stunning strike in the 63rd minute after he waltzed through Benin’s defence.
With the victory, the Eagles now lead Group L with three points after Lesotho and Sierra Leone played out a 1-1 draw in Freetown.
He also praised Ola Aina and Samuel Kalu, who were impressive on their return to the starting line-up but didn’t include keeper Daniel Akpeyi, who returned after being left out in their last two friendlies.
On the choice of a permanent home ground for the Eagles Rohr said,” We are good anywhere in Nigeria.
We had good hospitality in Asaba with a full capacity stadium. Also in Port Harcourt, we had a good game but under a difficult condition, but we are happy to be back playing in Uyo.
Next up for the Super Eagles is a clash with Likuena (Crocodiles) of Lesotho in Day 2 of the qualifying campaign, at the Maseru-Setsoto Stadium on Sunday.