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2025 AFCON Qualifiers: We Can Beat Super Eagles Again — Rohr

Gernot Rohr
...former Super Eagles' Coach...Gernot Rohr...

Benin Republic’s head coach, Gernot Rohr has confidently announced that the Cheetahs have the quality to beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria again.

Benin rallied to beat their illustrious opponent 2-1 in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan last month.

It was the first time Benin Republic will beat Nigeria in a competitive game.

The two countries were drawn in the same group for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Thursday.

Rohr, who a former handler of the Super Eagles stated that he has huge respect for the three-time African champions but is confident his side can beat their fellow West Africans again.

“It’s a difficult draw, because there’s Nigeria again. And we have Rwanda, an adversary that we know well and of whom we are wary. There is also Libya who have a good team, it will be a difficult trip there,” Rohr was quoted by the official website of Benin Football Federation.

“Another reunion with Nigeria. That’s going to be three more games with them [including the upcoming second leg, counting for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers]. It’s a reunion against a very good team. But we gained confidence and we know we can beat them.”

Packaged by Lanre Olabisi

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