Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has explained the reason why Nigeria was able to come from a goal down to beat Benin in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Wednesday.
Rohr said his players were professional in their dealings and did not panic when they went behind.
The game played at the Godswill Akpabio stadium saw Victor Osimhen cancel Stephane Sessegnon opener before Samuel Kalu sealed victory for the Super Eagles.
Rohr said the return of Ola Aina who won a penalty for Nigeria to equalise, and Samuel Kalu, who scored Super Eagles' second goal, played a vital role.
“I’m happy to see that the two changes I made for the game, bringing in Ola Aina and Samuel Kalu to the team did well. It is important to know that there’s competition for places in the team.
“The early goal did not affect us. Nobody was in panic, the bench and the players also did not quake. The players are professionals.”
Next up for the Super Eagles is a clash with Likuena (Crocodiles) of Lesotho in Day 2 of the qualifying campaign, at the Maseru-Setsoto Stadium on Sunday.
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