Eagles forward Samuel Kalu (right) battles Percy Tau of South Africa PIX KABIRU ABUBAKAR

Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles have a bigger chance of winning next year’s AFCON than they had to win the World Cup in Russia.

“We have a bigger chance to win AFCON than the World Cup as the president (Amaju Pinnick) said we would,” Rohr said.

“Our good, young team will improve.

“We learnt a lot at the World Cup.”

The three-time African champions failed to qualify for the last two editions of the AFCON in 2015 and 2017.

On Saturday in Johannesburg, they qualified for 2019 AFCON with a game to spare after a 1-1 draw with hosts South Africa.

Rohr said he was satisfied with the result and refused to be dragged into the controversy whether a late effort by captain Ahmed Musa should have stood.

Ahmed Musa found the back of the net in the 83rd minute goal in Johannesburg, but it was ruled out for offside.

An earlier effort in the first half by the Super Eagles was also chalked off also for offside.

“The goal by my captain was not offside,” maintained Rohr.

“Two goals for us were not given, but I don’t criticise the referee.

“We got the result we needed.”

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