Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says he is happy with the performance produced by his team during their two friendly matches against Algeria and Tunisia.
Super Eagles suffered a 1-0 loss to Algeria in their first friendly encounter thanks to Ramy Bensebaini's early goal. In the second clash, Nigeria were forced to a 1-1 draw against Tunisia in a match that Kelechi Iheanacho missed a penalty in the first half. The Leicester City man gave Eagles the lead in the 21st minute but failed to make it 2-0 as he missed from the spot. Just before half time, Mohamed Dräger drew Tunisia level with two sides failing to find a winner in the second half.
Speaking to the Super Eagles Official handle on Tuesday, Rohr admitted he was satisfied with how his boy played the two friendlies.
"We are happy to have had this opportunity to be camped in Austria for 10 days. It was a very good feeling to be together again after being away for 11 months, although we missed some key players," he said.
"The 2 friendly games we played were very good competitive games. Algeria and Tunisia are very good teams. Indeed, the results could have been better. We could have picked a draw against Algeria and a win against Tunisia."
AFCON Qualifier preparations
"We have some positives to pick out from the games because in spite of missing some key players we still competed well. Now it is going to be difficult for me to pick our list for the AFCON qualifiers next month because of the new boys who did well."
"I believe these very good friendly games will help us to return to winning ways when we play Sierra Leone next month (home and away). Good results next month may see us qualifying for the 2022 AFCON already."
Rohr's men will be up against Sierra Leone next month for a doubleheader clash in the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.