The Super Eagles secured a place at the 2019 finals after a 1-1 draw with South Africa in their Group E fixture on Saturday.
"I am disappointed and at the same time proud that we took four points off the Super Eagles", he said. "As players, we want to make history and beat them twice knowing very well that we have beat them in their own backyard past year".
Gernot Rohr was able to stamp "mission accomplished" on the second chapter of his managerial reign as Nigeria qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations since winning the tournament in 2013.
Bafana held back afterwards and so did the Nigerians with no further offensive displays from either side coming through as the half ended in a stalemate. "I am happy for this young team". It would have been more lovely to win and I have heard the goal scored by my captain [Ahmed Musa] was not offside, but I am satisfied with this result.
"We know that we have only beaten them once and they have beaten us five times, it's going to be a tough encounter but we are very positive that we can beat them again tomorrow".
"Some of our players, especially the captain, is too quick for the linesman".
"On behalf of the NFF, I thank the governor and the good people of Delta for their show of enthusiasm since the Super Eagles came here".
"We did it [3-5-2] already in the World Cup against Iceland, which was a good game".
Nigeria booked their plane tickets to the Afcon finals with the stalemate, but Stuart Baxter's Bafana need at least a draw from their final match against Libya to make it through.
South Africa beat the Super Eagles when the two nations met in the first round in Nigeria in June a year ago, but had to fight back this time to get a single point.
The Libyans picked up maximum points in their 8-1 bashing of the Seychelles in an early kick-off in the group yesterday to keep their dream alive.