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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said he hopes his quick strikers will again punish the slow defenders of Libya in Sfax, Tunisia, tomorrow.

Nigeria bombed Libya 4-0 in Uyo on Saturday with Odion Ighalo bagging a hat-trick.

Both teams square up again in another 2019 AFCON qualifier at the adopted home of war-ravaged Libya.

“Our quick strikers tried to be efficient against the slow defenders of Libya,” Rohr explained his team’s game plan at the weekend.

“We scored an early goal from good pressing and in the second half, they left space in their defence because they tried to score also and we had more opportunities to score.”

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He predicted a tough rematch in Tunisia.

“We need a big fighting spirit to beat Libya again,” he insisted.

“It will be a difficult game because after losing 4-0 in Uyo they will be aggressive, they want a revenge.”

Rohr also said it was important to win in front of the home fans after the Eagles failed to qualify past the group stage of the recent World Cup.

“We needed to give a good image of the team after we did not reach the second round of the World Cup,” he said.

“The future is bright as we have a good chance to go to the AFCON next year.

“It will be very good for Nigeria football next year.”



By Kola Daniel


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