Gernot Rohr has told SCORENigeria that Super Eagles now only need a point from their remaining two qualifiers away in South Africa and home to Seychelles to qualify for next year’s AFCON.
The Eagles are now top of Group E with nine points from four matches after they defeated Libya 3-2 in Sfax, Tunisia, Tuesday night.
They are now a point ahead of South Africa.
They will be guests of Bafana Bafana on November 17 in Johannesburg, before they host bottom team Seychelles in a final game in March 2019.
“A point from these games will be enough to qualify us,” Rohr told SCORENigeria
“We are not at the AFCON yet, but our chances are very good.”
Rohr admitted his young team panicked Tuesday night in Tunisia after Libya pulled a goal back.
“When they scored they believed they could revenge against us (Nigeria won first game in Uyo 4-0). My young team became nervous and lost control of the match,” he said.
“But Ighalo’s wonderful goal did it for us because wanted to win this match.”
By Kola Daniel