Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is excited to have won his first Africa Cup of Nations medal.
The German coached the Super Eagles to a third place finish at the AFCON 2019 in Egypt after beating Tunisia 1-0 in the last match on Wednesday.
Speaking at a post-match press conference at the Al Salam Stadium, Rohr confessed that the tournament was a difficult one, but the bronze medal is a big consolation.
“I am happy to have won my first AFCON medal,” Rohr said at a post-match press conference at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo on Wednesday.
“It was a hard tournament. But the future is very bright for my team. We have a lot of young talents coming through.
“I told my players that it would be better to end with a win than a loss. We were disappointed at not making the final but ending with a win is a good thing.
“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 Super Eagles squad of 23 played.
Rohr also praised his side’s mental strength during the tournament, insisting that they displayed a good attitude.
“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 (on Wednesday).
Nigeria has now won all eight AFCON third place match it has appeared in.
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