AFCON 2021 Qualifier: Lesotho gave Eagles lots of troubles; Happy we won – Rohr


Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is happy to see his side come out with a win against Lesotho in Sunday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group L matchday-two fixture at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, reports

The hosts stunned the three-time African champions when they took the lead through Nkoto Masoabi in the 11th minute.

The Super Eagles however rallied back through goals from Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukuweze and Victor Osimhen who netted a brace.

Rohr also praised the opponents for their brave efforts in the game.

“I want to thank Lesotho people for their hospitality. We know it will be difficult to play here [Maseru], Lesotho gave us a lot of troubles,” Rohr told a news conference.

“We are happy with the win. It put us in a good position to qualify for the competition.”

The West Africans who have now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four matches top Group L on six points from two games.

The Squirrels of Benin who defeated Sierra Leone 1-0 also on Sunday are second in the group with three points. Sierra Leone and Lesotho occupy third and fourth positions respectively with a point each.


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