- Super Eagles on Sunday evening, October 10, defeated CAR 2-0 in tough encounter in 2022 World Cup qualifiers
- Leon Balogun and striker Victor Osimhen scored the two goals for the Super Eagles in encounter played in Cameroon
- Coach of the Nigerian team Gernot Rohr explained that he had to change to his formation for the second fixture against CAR
Gernot Rohr who is the handler of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has stated clearly that changing his tactical system in the World Cup qualifier against Central Africa Republic helped his wards to win.
Nigeria last week Thursday suffered an embarrassing defeat at home against Central Africa Republic with the visitors netting their winning goal at the death at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos.
Fans of the Super Eagles and Nigerians in general were angry with the fact that the national team lost at home against unheralded Central Africa Republic.
Many were of the views that the Nigerian Football Federation should allow Gernot Rohr to leave, the Amaju Pinnick tendered apology on behalf of the team with the promise that they would win the return leg.
On Saturday, October 9, the Super Eagles traveled to Cameroon for the second fixture against CAR and they did themselves lots of good by winning 2-0 with Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen netting.
Gernot Rohr’s reaction
“We changed the system and played three [defenders] at the back which helped us as well as the leadership of Ahmed Musa to win this game.
“It is not easy to play the Central African Republic. They committed a lot of fouls but fortunately, we didn’t have any big injuries.”
Super Eagles stars jet out to Douala, Cameroon ahead of second leg fixture vs Central African Republic
Sweet revenge as Osimhen, Balogun fire Nigeria to victory over Central African Republic
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how two first-half goals from Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen were all the Super Eagles needed to outshine their hosts Central African Republic in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Sunday, October 10.
The three-time African champions claimed maximum points away from home after their disappointing defeat to the same opposition at the Teslim Balogun Stadium a few days ago.
Balogun opened the scoring for the visitors just one minute before the half-hour mark from close range after benefiting from a long delivery into the home team’s danger zone.
Having lost the first leg by a single goal, coach Gernot Rohr’s men worked hard to ensure it doesn’t repeat itself as they played more attacking football in Douala.