Nigeria trashed Libya 4-0 at Godswill Akpabio stadium Uyo on Saturday to reaffirm their commitment in ensuring that the make it to the 2019 African Cup of Nation showpiece next year. Odion Ighalo bagged a hat-trick while Simon Kalu was on the score-sheet.
Despite the impressive result, Nigerian coach Genort Rohr has insist that the Super Eagles were not perfect. The Libyan team threaten the Nigeria defense on countless of occasion, and this is believed to be troubling the German tactician, particularly as Nigeria faces the Mediterranean Knights in the reverse fixture at Tunisia in three days’ time.
In an interview with media following the emphatic 4-0 victory, Rohr said: “This result does not mean we had a perfect game today”. “We had problems defensively especially in the first half and before we play Libya again in three days, we must improve on our weak areas.”
The victory saw the Super Eagles climbed to second position after staying in third place for more than a year. The Nigeria is still a point behind group leaders South African after the Bafana Bafana team trashed Seychelles 6-0 yesterday too.
The Super Eagles plays Libya at Tunisia in three days’ time as the hope to kill off the Mediterranean Knights for good.