AFCON Qualifiers

Written by on February 27, 2019

Ex Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo has urged the national team coach, Gernot Rohr not to bother to invite big name players to next month’s  Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles on home soil.

The Super Eagles have booked their place already after beating Libya home and away. Yobo who captained the team to the 2013 AFCON trophy in South Africa,  said there was no need wasting energy chasing the Seychelles game.

He said the Eagles have benefited a lot participating in the 2018 World Cup and with that, they are top contenders for the title in Egypt. “They built on their performances at the world cup. The future is looking bright for Nigeria. “As a sportsman you go into any tournament with the aim to win. In 2013 we won and since then we haven’t qualified and as they return to the tournament I have confidence that the team can win. But they shouldn’t put themselves under pressure take one game at a time and let see how it goes.”


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