Coach of Nigeria’s senior national team Super Eagles Gernot Rohr has stated that his Eagles team were unfortunate in Sunday’s 2-1 semifinal AFCON defeat against the Desert Foxes of Algeria which ended Nigeria’s quest for the 2019 Africa cup of Nations title.
Rohr speaking after the defeat said in the post-match press conference captured by brila.net that the Super Eagles team were undone by been too early in concluding that the game will drag beyond the normal time only to concede a late free-kick towards the edge of the 18-yard box.
“Unfortunately we conceded the goal towards the last minute, I think my players wanted to go to extra time believing that perhaps Algeria will be tired and we could win this game at the end of extra time.
It was a wonderful match, we lost it and we are not happy. Congratulations to the Algeria players. They were the better team in the first half. “
Nigeria’s Super Eagles will now settle for a third-place playoff match against Tunisia.