AFCON: Rohr reveals why Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria
Super Eagles By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/07/2019
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed why Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals game at Cairo International Stadium.Three-time Africa Champions fought back from a goal deficit in the second half to hold Desert Foxes to a 1-1 draw until injury time where Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez rose to the occasion and scored a free-kick in the last minute of the game to break Nigerian hearts.The 66-year-old German tactician Rohr has given praise to Algeria’s ‘excellent pressing and better solutions in midfield.’ as told press via CAF in the post-match conference."They executed their pressing superbly and found good situations in the midfield. We could not find a solution and we could not locate our wingers.