Sierra Leone vs Nigeria: Rohr congratulates Super Eagles, speaks on Iheanacho’s disallowed goal

 

Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr has congratulated his boys after their goalless encounter with Sierra Leone in Freetown in the African Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday.

The German also blamed the bad pitch at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown for the goalless draw.

The Super Eagles played out a 0-0 draw in Freetown after giving away their 4-0 lead to draw 4-4 in the reversed fixture in Benin City days ago.

Rohr congratulated his boys for being able to earn an away point and also talked about Kelechi Iheanacho’s disallowed goal.

Iheanacho’s disallowed goal in the second half formed a big talking point from the game.

The referee ruled out the former Manchester City man’s headed effort in the 62nd minute for offside.

“I don’t know if the goal was offside or not, but we tried, we tried to play well on this difficult pitch and congrats to the players,” Rohr said after the match that would have seen Nigeria qualify for the Nations Cup.

“They showed that they can fight together and play a goalless draw away,” he added.

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