Gernot Rohr has said Super Eagles will have to attack Libya on Saturday if they were to win this crucial AFCON qualifier, while at the same time mindful of the counter attacking prowess of the North Africans.
Libya top Group E with four points after two rounds of matches, South Africa are second also on four points, while Nigeria are third on three points with only the top two teams going through to next year’s AFCON.
“We are happy to play on the Uyo pitch. We lost our first match against South Africa here, which means we have to win,” he said.
“There is no doubt that we have to attack if we were to win this game, but at the same time we have to be careful because they are very strong in counter attack.
“They have done very well in the qualifiers and they could even have won in South Africa.
“We know they have a very good defence and organisation and they play good counter attacks.”
He said he expects the departure of coach Adel Amrouche to fire the Libyans against his team.
“The coach can change, but the players and his assistants are still there, so it won’t be an easy game because they changed the coach,” he reasoned.
“Sometimes it’s even more difficult when a new coach joins the team because the players then want to show what they can do.”
By Kola Daniel in Uyo