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Rohr: We’ve waited long for this match

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is adamant on ending Bafana Bafana’s clean-sheet streak and seeking to avenge their only defeat to African opposition in his reign.

Rohr is relishing this weekend’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Bafana and has noted several motivating factors ahead of the much-anticipated clash at the FNB Stadium.

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Nigeria arrived in the country in the early hours of Friday morning, much to the discontent of the German tactician as he redirected questions on the reasons therefor to the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

“This question you have to ask to NFF. It was not my desire to come so late and to spend all night on the plane, with a stopover in Luanda,” bemoaned Rohr.

“So, yes, we wanted to come here earlier, but you know sometimes it’s not the coach who can decide. We have to accept the decision of the federation.”

However, he insists the team is fired up for the encounter as they seek revenge for their 2-0 opening round defeat in Uyo in June last year.

“We’ve been waiting for this match for one and a half years, and it’s a long time but it is still on our minds. We would like to get a better result now,” he said.

“We’ve been waiting for this match for one and a half years, and it’s a long time but it is still on our minds. We would like to get a better result now,” he said.

“South Africa are under pressure because if they don’t win, they are not guaranteed qualification. Their last game is depending, of course, on Libya – who has a good team too.”

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