South Africa must go all out for victory against Libya – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is anticipating an all-attack display from South Africa in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya on Sunday.

The Bafana Bafana lads need to avoid a defeat on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 AFCON, and Rohr has warned them not to approach the game with a draw mentality.

He implored coach Stuart Baxter to set up his team for a win as doing otherwise could scupper their AFCON plans.

The Super Eagles completed a double over Libya last year scoring seven goals, with Odion Ighalo bagging five of the goals.

Rohr is certain that South Africa will leave no stone unturned against their North Africa opponents.

“If they say they will go there and play for a point, that’s very risky. And I don’t think Baxter will do so,” he said.

“He will want to try and win the game like we did. He will attack. I don’t think Libya will go all out either just because they need to win. They will definitely play aggressive, but not risk everything. They, too, have clever players. It will be an interesting game tactically.

“Maybe Baxter will set his team up for counters, like they did against Nigeria in Nigeria when they beat us 2-0.Because every time South Africa need to dominate a game, they are struggling, as we have seen against Seychelles, for example.”

Nigeria will face Seychelles with a hope to climax a the qualification campaign with victory over The Pirates.

They will play the Pharaohs of Egypt four days later.

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