Rohr reacts as Libya coach quits ahead of 2019 AFCON qualifier against Super Eagles


Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has insisted that Adel Amrouche resignation as the manager of the Libyan national team, will not swing in their favour ahead of Saturday’s 2019 African Cup Of Nations qualifying match in Uyo.

Rohr, speaking to CompleteSports, also admitted he is wary of the threat the Libyans pose to his side’s chances of qualifying for next year’s tournament in Cameroon.

The three-time African champions have missed the last two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations.

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“His (Amrouche) exit has not changed anything. We have seen the team on video. They played very well against South Africa and during the World Cup qualifiers as well. The team still have the same players.

“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,” Rohr said.



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