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Monday, 9 October 2017

I’m Now ‘Relaxed and Relieved’, Eagles Manager Reveals



Super Eagles Manager, Gernor Rohr on Sunday afternoon said he just had the chance to watch the replay of the tension soaked Nigeria versus Zambia match and that Eagles got a victory from the tough match was a breathe of life.

A number of Super Eagles players and coaching staff including Rohr were sighted at the Akwa Ibom Airport on Sunday afternoon to jet out to Lagos and Abuja.
Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Ahmed Musa, Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem were among some of the players sighted  as they make their way back to Europe.
Before the Dana Air plane left the airport, manager Gernot Rohr reiterated that the Zambians pushed his team all the way, but the Super Eagles defence soaked their attacks and the contribution of Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses and Anorthosis Famagusta midfielder Abdullahi Shehu in the far front  gave Alex Iwobi the assist to score.
” Zambians gave us a tough match. Not that it was not expected, but I just watched the replay now, we defended well, Eagles did well. Alex Iwobi came on and changed the game, Victor Moses did well to dribble and Shehu’s cross went straight to Iwobi who scored.”
”I am now relaxed and relieved,” the 64 year old Eagles coach said with a smile. he added that “greater task still lies ahead.”
This can however be well understood going by the tension and pressure that soaked not just the player both also the technical crew from the start to finish of that Saturday game in Uyo.
The Zambians played the match as if there was no tomorrow says one of the Nigerians fans at the capacity filled stadium, he however breathe relieve that a decisive goal eventually came through Iwobi.
Meanwhile, about 13 countries have already booked their place for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with final qualifying matches still to be played.
See the Countries below:
Europe: Belgium, England, Germany, Russia (as hosts), Spain
Africa: Nigeria, Egypt 
Asia: Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea
 North, Latin America: Costa Rica, Mexico
South America: Brazil