AFCON 2025: Rohr optimistic Benin Republic can beat Nigeria again

Benin Republic and Rwanda head coaches have reacted to the draw which pitted their teams together with the three-time African champions Nigeria in the 2025 AFCON qualifying series.

For example, Benin Republic head coach, Gernot Rohr is positive that the Squirrels can get the better of the Super Eagles again.

NIGERIANS ONLINE recalls that the Squirrels claimed a famous 2-1 victory over their more illustrious close-door neighbor in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers match last month.

Rohr, who managed the Super Eagles for six years, is adamant his team had what it takes to record another victory against the Nigerians.

“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.

In his own reaction, Rwanda head coach, Torsten Frank Spitller, said it was tough being in the same group with the Super Eagles.

“It’s actually a little bit sad that we have two teams in the group, Nigeria and Benin, with whom we are playing in the same group in the World Cup qualifiers.

“But it is as it is,” the gaffer was quoted by the official website of the Rwanda Football Federation.

The AFCON 2025 qualifiers will kick-start in September.


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