Gernot Rohr Admits Surprise Victory Over Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr Admits Surprise Victory Over Super Eagles

The Cheetahs came from a goal down to defeat the Super Eagles on Monday in Abidjan in a World Cup qualifying match.

This win marks only the second time Benin has defeated Nigeria in a competitive match.

In an exclusive interview with Brila media, Rohr said "It was a great game for us. You know that never Benin could win against Nigeria. Never with the A team, they could beat the Super Eagles.

"So we could do it today (Monday). It was of course difficult when we conceded the first goal, but the reaction was great and my young players did very, very well."

With victories over Rwanda (1-0) and Nigeria (2-1), Benin Republic has now achieved two consecutive wins in official matches for the first time in almost 10 years.

Benin now sit on top of Group C with 7 points, Nigeria remains in fifth position with 3 points.


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