Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has congratulated his assistant Salisu Yusuf and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa on the country’s progress in the WAFU Cup in Ghana.
On Monday night, Nigeria overcame a chaotic build-up to beat hard-fighting Sierra Leone 2-0 to advance to the group stage of the sub-regional tournament.
“Rohr has called to congratulate the coach and also goalkeeper Ezenwa, who was Man of the Match against Sierra Leone,” a top team official told SCORENigeria
“He said he is very proud of what they were able to do under the difficult circumstances they arrived in Ghana.
“He has therefore tasked the team to do well in the competition, while reassuring them that his door remains wide open for any of them to fight his way into his team.”
The Nigeria vs Sierra Leone game was adjudged as the best in the playoff rounds of the competition.
Ezenwa was in goal for the crucial World Cup double-header against Cameroon earlier this month after he helped qualify Nigeria to a third straight CHAN.
Rohr has already hinted he will again be in goal against Zambia in another World Cup qualifier next month.
The home-based Eagles will take on Mali tomorrow afternoon in their opening Group A match.
Hosts Ghana and Guinea are the other teams in their group.