By reaching a new mark of eighth win of the Africa Cup of Nations as well as the country featuring all registered 23 players in the competition for the first time, have been sources of delight for the under fire Nigerian coach, Gernot Rohr.
Nigeria beat Tunisia with an early goal scored by Odion Ighalo on Wednesday night to place third among the 24 teams that competed for the ultimate prize.
At the post match conference Rohr said his experimental side justified his belief in them and that the team will go places in the next few years as champions of Africa.
It was Rohr’s first Afcon medal having been a coach at the 2017 tournament in Gabon.
“I am happy that this is my first AFCON medal after some years sojourn on the continent and using all the players or completing a circle is something that doesn’t come most often and overall the team spirit worked well for us in the tournament despite few lapses in the our journey before tonight,” he remarked.