AFCON: What Gernot Rohr said about VAR decision against Nigeria

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Gernot RohrNigeria’s Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr said the time used by Video Assistant Referee, VAR,to check Bongani Zungu’s goal during their 2-1 win over South Africa almost disorganized his men.

The VAR was introduced into AFCON for the first time for a significant intervention as it overruled a lineman’s decision to disallow Zungu’s goal for offside.

And The Super Eagle’s head coach while speaking said;

”For five minutes we had to wait, goal or no goal, and that was hard for my team,” the German told reporters.

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”The second goal did not go in for us and then you have seen this free kick, and this VAR decision – you never know what can happen with VAR on a free kick.

”Now we are mentally strong and we were able to come back,” he said.

The German coach recalled when Nigeria were beaten 2-0 by South Africa in Uyo in a qualifier for the tournament two years ago.

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”We had a young team but this team continued to work and this result perhaps helped us to beat in the next game Cameroon, who were African champions, 4-0 in the same stadium (in a World Cup qualifier), so we could learn from this match,” he added.

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