‘It was a wonderful match’ – Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr speaks on Nigeria AFCON loss to Algeria

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr speaks on Nigeria AFCON loss, says

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr has reacted to his team’s semi-final game at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which they lost to 2 – 1 to Algeria last night.


Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez scored a stunning free-kick for the Desert Foxes in the stoppage time to take his country to the final clash of the tournament.


Speaking on the match, Rohr, 66 said: “It was a big fight until the last minute, it was a wonderful match, I think my players wanted it to go to extra-time thinking Algeria were more tired,” Rohr said post-match, as per Reuters.


“We scored an own goal, unlucky, but we have come back every time in this tournament and this time we came back on a penalty.

“But a wonderful free-kick from a football genius made the difference.”


Nigeria will face Tunisia in the third-place play-off on Wednesday evening, while Algeria will face Senegal in the final on Friday night.

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