Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, has admitted their 2-1 victory over Cape Verde in a World Cup qualifier was not easy.

The Blue Sharks took a shock lead on their home turf, before the Super Eagles grabbed two goals to turn the game around and win.

The three-time African champions now boast of six points from two matches in their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

While addressing the media, Rohr confessed that it was not an easy task subduing their hosts. Notwithstanding, he has set his sight on continuing their unblemished streak.

“It was a very difficult game for us because Cape Verde are a very good team, we played on a synthetic pitch and we had to pick a new team after the first match against Liberia,” Rohr told media.

“It was not easy, all in three days to pick another team but in Nigeria, we have players everywhere all over the world as you could see.

“We are happy to win because it is not easy when you concede the first goal and you play away with other conditions, it’s not easy to come back, against a good team.

“For the second goal, we made good pressing and the defender wanted to do a pass to his goalkeeper and we took advantage of that. We want to continue winning our games and to play well.”

Ahmed Musa

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has accepted FIFA’s decision to reduce Ahmed Musa’s number of caps for the Super Eagles to 98.

In a statement on Wednesday, the NFF admitted its error in its compilation of national team captain’s record.

The federation said FIFA was right in its counting, which currently puts Musa at 98 caps for Nigeria.

While NFF earlier declared Musa had made 100 appearances, FIFA insisted he had 98 caps, after featuring in the Nigeria vs Cape Verde 2022 World Cup qualifier.