Nigeria have secured 3rd place in the 2019 African Cup Of Nations after a 1-0 win against Tunisia.
Gernot Rohr speaks about the match and their past games as he said they are satisfied with the third place as they managed to beat Africa’s second best team.
Gernot Rohr also said Mikel Obi needs to be thanked for his career in Nigeria and playing his role as Captain.
The Super Eagles were awarded their bronze medals and Striker Odion Ighalo is currently the highest goal scorer at the tournament in Egypt.
Gernot Rohr also will remain on as Nigeria head coach, despite the country’s Africa Cup of Nations disappointment in Egypt.
“I am happy to have won my first #AFCON medal. It was a hard tournament… But the future is very bright for my team. We have a lot of young talent coming through.
We conceded some goals in the tournament, due to some mistakes and we have to work on those individual mistakes… But I am happy that each and every player in my @NGSuperEagles squad of 23 played.
What was good in my team, during this tournament, was the mental strength of my players. We lost to Madagascar but came back strongly against Cameroon. And even after our loss in the semi-final, they had a good attitude for the match of today.
we have to thank @mikel_john_obi for the career that he has had with Nigeria. It’s very important we do that. He may not have played throughout the tournament, but he played his role as Captain.
We’re satisfied with the third place. We managed to beat Africa’s second best team. It was hard so we’re good with it. I told the players that winning a small final is better than losing a big one. I’m very positive about the future.