Rohr Reveals How Eagles Would Tame Libya In 2019 Afcon Showdown
Eagles in training ahead of Libya showdown in Uyo (image courtesy NFF Twitter handle)

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said his team would try and cut out Libya’s counter-attacks in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.

The Libyans are without a coach following the exit of Adel Amrouche just days to the back-to-back games.

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However, Rohr has dismissed insinuations that the development would affect the Mediterranean Nights in the games.

“His (Amrouche) exit has not changed anything. We have seen the team on video,” the German told Complete Sports.

They played very well against South Africa and during the World Cup qualifiers as well. The team still have the same players.”

He added that “The coach can be changed, but the assistants are still there with the same set of players.

“It’s not going to be an easy game because of this. Sometimes its even difficult when a new coach comes in.

“Because everyone want to show what they can do. We are preparing well for our game. We know they have a very good defence and defensive organisations and they play good counter-attacks also, but we are happy to play in Uyo on this pitch.

“We lost our first game against South Africa which means we have to win and there’s no doubt we have to go out to win the game, but we have to be careful because they are strong on the counter attacks.”

Nigeria, are third in the Group E standing for the race to Cameroon after playing two games with three points.

Libya, on the other hand, are the leaders with four points from the same number of matches with South Africa trailing them on the same points but have an inferior goal difference.