South Africa vs Nigeria: Rohr speaks on outcome of match, injuries

Rex Christensen
November 18, 2018

"Our determination is to win and pick our ticket to the AFCON ahead of the final matchday next year".

"Video replays and expert analyses indicate that both situations were not offside as this same scenario forced the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to order a replay in a Russian Federation 2018 qualifier between South Africa and Senegal in 2017", he said.

"As you can see, we have one of the youngest teams in Africa for now - I think 27 is the highest age in the team, and a lot of them are between 19 and 22". We won in Seychelles and against Libya in Tunisia and we are here to win as well.

He, however, admitted that Saturday's encounter would not be for the faint-hearted. "But we are here for the three points". Buhari observed that with the draw against South Africa, the last match against Seychelles would be a formality.

Bafana stunned the Super Eagles 2-0 in their opening qualifier in Uyo in March 2017, a brilliant start to Baxter's second spell in charge of the national team.

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South Africa trail Nigeria by a point in the group E qualification.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr feels that if Bafana Bafana can replicate their performance against his team when they face Libya in the final round of AFCON qualifiers they will progress to the tournament proper in Cameroon.

"Yes, we have a number of injuries and one suspension". But we can not continue to talk about that. We also had Tokelo Rantie up front foraging and (Lebo) Manyama and we had our fullbacks going forward ... we put the fear of God into them.

"The young players groomed by the coach to achieve the qualification have proven the vitality in youths and attested to the technical input impacted in the team by Rohr".

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