AFCON qualifier: We must beat Benin on Saturday, says Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Mr. Gernot Rohr, has stated the resolve of the team to beat their counterpart from Benin Republic at home if the squad my qualify for the tournament slated for Cameroon next year.

Rohr stated that the worse result for the Super Eagles would be to secure a draw when the teams meet on Saturday.

The Franco-German coach is already anticipating challenging games in Porto Novo against the Squirrels and in Lagos against Lesotho on March 27 and 30 respectively.

Nigeria leads the Group L qualifying group with eight points after four matches while Benin trail in second place with seven points and Lesotho are at the bottom of the group with two points.

But the Super Eagles remain favourites to join the party at Cameroon 2022, especially with the majority of invited Europe and home-based stars already available in the country for the two crucial encounters.

And a confident Rohr is targeting a draw in Porto Novo against the tough Squirrels and a big win in Lagos versus Lesotho.

“We want to finish our qualification on a positive note, and the two matches against Benin and Lesotho are very important,” Rohr told the CAF website.

“Of course, we know that Benin is difficult to beat after our last game in Uyo (Nigeria won 2-1) and we need at least a point against them to qualify for next year’s Afcon.

“Then, we are playing our final game in Lagos. We want to win in Lagos because it has been a long time since we last played there, and we want to conclude the qualifiers with a victory as well.

“These are not going to be easy matches because Lesotho drew with Benin, but we are going to give our best against these opponents.”

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