AFCON Qualifiers: Rohr Eyes Victory Over South Africa
Aside protecting his unbeaten run, Super Eagles Technical Adviser Genort Rohr has stated his desire for total victory in Saturday's AFCON qualifying match against Bafana Bafana.
Nigeria has never lost a competitive match to South Africa at senior level, and the Super Eagles are confident that record will not only be sustained, but a convincing win will be recorded at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.
Having seen Nigeria miss back-to-back AFCON editions, Rohr highlighted the need to start well in the quest for qualification for the 2019 edition to be staged in Cameroon.
“We want to qualify for the Nations Cup because it is a fantastic adventure. We were only spectators at the last edition in Gabon. It starts with the big game against South Africa on Saturday and I hope we will be able to do it,” Rohr told journalists in Uyo.
Although the Bafana Bafana have never beaten the Super Eagles in a competitive game, Nigerians would remember that a 2-2 draw at the same venue between both teams in November 2014 meant the Eagles missed the cut for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals.