Like he rightly predicted, Saturday's World Cup qualifying game against Zambia was as difficult could be, but Super Eagles Coach Genort Rohr is very happy his players delivered when it mattered most.

Rohr on Saturday praised his wards for fighting a great battle to overcome Zambia’s Chipolopolo and qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

He said at the post –match conference: “It was a very difficult game, in fact the most difficult for us in the qualifying series because of what was at stake, because we knew a win would take us there and we were eager to finish it off.

“I commend the Zambians for their spirit. They fought very hard. This team was different from the one we defeated in Ndola last year; this was a much better and stronger team.

“I am very happy for the players and for this great nation, for us to qualify with a match in hand. It is a good feeling and after this night, we will begin to plan about how to prepare for the World Cup.

“But we have the final match in Algeria next month, and perhaps we can have a friendly within that window as well and begin the preparation for Russia 2018.”

Already, Rohr has hinted that he will be taking the Algeria game seriously as he wants the Super Eagles to finish the qualifying series unbeaten.

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