- Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Benin Republic on Saturday, March 27
- Rohr has explained that his players are going to Porto Novo to get the win
- Benin Republic have not lost a game at Porto Novo in the last eight years
Gernot Rohr who is the gaffer of the Super Eagles has stated emphatically that himself and his wards are traveling to Benin Republic to beat the host nation in AFCON qualifying encounter.
Benin Republic will be hosting the Super Eagles of Nigeria this coming Saturday in an encounter that is expected to be tough for the three-time African champions.
For the past eight years, Benin Republic have not lost any game in their home ground in Porto Novo, but Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr explained that his players would get the win.
Throughout the year 2020, Super Eagles failed to get any victory and were forced to draws in their last two games against Sierra Leone.
“Everyone wants to beat Nigeria, it is normal. We also want to win there (Porto Novo), so it’s a big challenge because they’ve not lost a match at home in eight years.
“You should expect a team (Eagles) that wants to play good football first, who are going to show Nigerians that they are fighting for their country and are able to do well in Porto Novo against the team who haven’t lost a game at home, since losing 3-1 to Algeria in a World Cup qualifier in 2013.''
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles who are three-time African champions on Tuesday evening, March 23, had their first training at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos ahead of their match this coming weekend against Benin.
And in the first training Super Eagles had, Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze were said to be the top performers as they showed superb skills which made the coaching crew happy.
Ahmed Musa was in brilliant form on the pitch despite the fact that the former Leicester City star has not played competitive football since November last year.
Although Gernot Rohr has made it clear that Ahmed Musa will not be playing against Benin and Lesotho, the German may be forced to change his mind due to his form.
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