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2019 AFCON qualifiers: Why Nigeria Defeated Seychelles – Rohr

The Super Eagles won their first game of the 2019 African Cup of Nation qualifying series against Seychelles in Victoria on Saturday, courtesy an own goal and superb strikes from Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo.

Coach Rohr believes that the sole reason his side was able to pick the win against Seychelles is because they resolved not to look down on their opponents despite their minority status.

We are very satisfied with the result as the important thing was to win three points. It was not easy as our opponents were very combative and aggressive. We started well though in the second half we found it hard playing against the wind.

Our opponents also worked hard and we never underestimated them.

– Rohr

Meanwhile, Seychelles head coach, Gavin Jeanne, in spite of the defeat, has lauded his players and the fight they put up during their failed attempt to shock Nigeria.

I really appreciate the efforts of the players in a very tough match where we tried to stay compact and avoid conceding in the first half. We could not keep them at bay though we had a go at them in the second period. I must congratulate our supporters who were really behind the team and also the players who gave their maximum.”

– Jeanne

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