Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has blamed the Sierra Leone football pitch for making it difficult for his team to play “good football.”
The Nigerian senior team were forced to a goalless draw against the Sierra Leoneans in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier second leg at Freetown.
The Eagles had conceded four equalizing goals to the Leone Stars in the first leg last week Friday at Benin City.
However, Rohr has expressed satisfaction in his team, despite the goalless draw at Freetown.
The German tactician also praised goalkeeper Maduka Okoye who kept a clean sheet in the game.
“The squad did well especially our goalkeeper he had a very good match. The last time he conceded four goals which was not his fault and today he showed everyone what he can do.
“Our defence also did well but the pitch is very difficult to play good football and Sierra Leoneans were playing long balls.
“A point means we stay top of our group and I believe we are in the right direction.”
Nigeria remain top of Group L with eight points from four games.
The Super Eagles will continue their quest to qualify for 2021 AFCON in another encounter away at Benin Republic which has been scheduled to hold in March 2021.