Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr was pleased with his charges’ performance against Senegal in an international friendly match on Thursday night.
The two African giants played to a 1-1 draw at the Hive Stadium in London, England, with Moussa Sow netting for Senegal, while Kelechi Iheanacho scored for Nigeria.
German tactician Rohr explained that they used the game as preparation for their upcoming 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in August, 2017.
“We chose to play Senegal because of their physicality as we will be playing Cameroon in our next qualifiers,” Rohr said on SuperSport.com.
“It was great to see how our players stood up to the challenge of playing teams like these. I was happy with them in that respect”, he said.
On the subject of Cameroon, who are now African champions and whether that factor changes the dynamics going into that qualifier, Rohr said: “they have more confidence. They have players who have grown in confidence because they are champions.
“But we know that if we are to win in Cameroon, it will give us a great chance of being at the World Cup.”