Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is pleased with his side’s latest showing despite heavy criticism over the double-legged 2021 AFCON qualifying games against Sierra Leone.
The three-time African champions laboured to a second consecutive draw against the Leone Stars on Tuesday after playing out a shocking 4-4 draw in Benin four days prior.
Sierra Leone are ranked 120th on FIFA World Rankings but Rohr believes there are ‘no little opponents’ in football.
It’s a long time that we had a goalless defence and we wanted to be solid after what happened in the second half the other day and I am especially very happy for our goalkeeper who showed to everybody that he is a good one,” the Franco-German tactician told the media.
“We have a young team and it was a shock the other day after the injury of Victor Osimhen, everybody was afraid.
“They wanted to fight for him, they did it, they fought very well and I think that this draw keeps us top of the table, we have to play another two games now against Benin and Lesotho.
“Normally, it is not official, but we are very close now to qualification, we saw also the result of Benin who played a draw in Lesotho. All the games are difficult, there are no little opponents.”
Despite the draws, Nigeria still maintain their lead on the top of the Group L table with eight points from four games.
Rohr, who has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2016, will be hoping for another AFCON outing registered in his C.V as the Super Eagles battle Republic of Benin and Lesotho in their next qualifying game in 2021.