This 70-year-old individual served as Nigeria’s head coach from 2016 to 2021, overseeing 54 matches before being dismissed. Since February of last year, Rohr has been the manager of Benin. Speaking ahead of his former team’s upcoming final-four encounter on Wednesday, the experienced tactician recounted his experience of facing the Bafana team, recalling a 2-1 loss in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying match in November last year.

He mentioned, “Yes, from the four teams of the semi-finals, we could expect that Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, and South Africa to make it to the last four, but the surprise is the Democratic Republic of Congo,” as reported by *The Nation*. “The interesting thing now is that we are going to see both Nigeria and South Africa, who are in the same World Cup qualifying group, in one of the semi-finals. I saw South Africa against Benin in November because we are together in the same World Cup qualifying group, and they have good quality and cohesion as they have many players from [Mamelodi] Sundowns, around eight in the team.”

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