Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, has played down the resignation of Libya coach Adel Amrouche ahead of Saturday’s 2019 AFCON qualifier stating it will only motivate the Group E leaders.
Amrouche left his post as Libya coach just a few days to the qualifiers in Uyo over unpaid wages.
Speaking on Amrouche’ s departure, Rohr stated that it is more difficult playing against a team that just changed their coach.
“The coach can change, but the players and his assistants are still there, so it won’t be an easy game because they changed the coach,” Rohr said in his pre-match press conference on Thursday in Uyo.
“Sometimes it’s even more difficult when a new coach joins the team because the players then want to show what they can do.”
Libya are top in Group E on four points while the Super Eagles are third on three points.
The Super Eagles have failed to qualify for the last two AFCONs in 2015 and 2017.