by Isi Esene
Nigeria’s national team captain, Joseph Yobo has expressed disappointment over the draw played by the Super Eagles against the Burkina Faso team in their first group match at the ongoing African Cup of Nations taking place in South Africa.
The Super Eagles were stunned by a last-minute Burkinabe goal which effectively dashed Nigeria’s hope of going home with full match-points.
According to Yobo, “We played a good game and had controlled it well for the greater part of it but that’s football for you. We were supposed to get all three points so credit to Burkina Faso they found the equalizer.
“As far as the result is concerned, it wasn’t the best start for us. We were supposed to win this game; it is like a lost game to me. The match against Zambia is going to be like a Cup final because we want to make sure that we qualify for the next stage.
“We have to show character in next game against Zambia.
“We know what to expect in the game because they are the defending champions and we respect them for that, they know what we can do as well and know what we will come for in the match.
“It will be a difficult game because both teams need the three points,” he reportedly stated.