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Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo has refused to make any Nations Cup predications

Posted: 14 January 2013 Time: 10:25

Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo has refused to make any Nations Cup predictions and says their immediate focus is to get out of the tough group they are in.

The Super Eagles are in Group C with Zambia, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.

Yobo believes that Nigeria can reach the Afcon Final, but adds that it all depends on taking one game at a time. 

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"Let us not get beyond ourselves, though. The focus for now is one getting past the group stage and only then should we think about the quarter-finals and, hopefully, the semi-finals and Final.

"Winning the trophy is not going to be easy, but I promise we will give it our best shot. I urge Nigerians to keep praying for us and to believe in this team," Yobo said on

Nigeria face Burkina Faso in their opening game on January 21.

Previous comments on this story...

Clever boys
posted: 11:23 am
Let's wait and see. Many Naijas have already claimed the cup.
posted: 11:38 am
win this trophy guys.
posted: 11:56 am
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posted: 12:02 pm
My worries with this Eagles is their lack of coordination in the opponent box. Goals win matches. Keshi should have included the fighter Dike to combine with another of his cousin fighter Emenike. Goodluck to him.
posted: 01:06 pm
You guys are so funny sometimes. First it was what do we want with this Dike? And now we need Dike!.. He is our saviour!.. Ohh my GOD
posted: 02:28 pm
All these nonsense about home based "quota" must stop at all costs. It depletes our team, reduces our full potentials and impedes our over all progress as we can now see. I don't care what Keshi thinks, Uzoenyi, Mba and the likes of them cannot match the exposure and technical abilities of our players plying their trades in Europe. All those quality players in Europe, and there are many of them, are also Nigerians and should be included in the squad.

By the time the dust settles; that is, after the AFCON, we must do away with this home based nonsense. Lets select the best available SE materials regardless of which league they play in. Joel obi, Bright Dike, Victor Anichebe, Onyekachi Apam, Uche Kalu Taye Taiwo( barring indiscipline), and folks like Sydney Sam, Sone Aluko or Balogun in Germany all playing at the same time will make a world of difference and produce an awesome Super Eagles team. Please, NFF take note.

"Knowledge is like onyx. One digs deep to have it."
posted: 05:46 pm
good thought and try to encourage your players to stay in africa have gone a long way there is no push over team anymore.we have to take every team seriously if we have to go to the next round
posted: 08:29 pm
"Let us not get beyond ourselves, though". Wise talk from a man who knows. Of course Yobo knows better than to sing on the same platform as his coach or the NFF. All SE fans should just go take a glass of chilled drink all through the Afcon and ensure they have a blood pressure monitor at the ready, cause, you never can tell. Will hate to hear that a fan slumped and God forbid, died. As for me, I have an open mind. I aim to watch the Afcon and not necessarily the SE. I'll pray for them to win the cup(yes, I know. Am a dreamer) but I will cheer good and coordinated football. Even if it is from Bafana Bafana, it won't matter. African football is the celebrity here.
posted: 09:21 pm
There is no other way of measuring had work than success.

The winning possibility is assured! Nigeria must win..........Bcos truth is that
there is no other way of measuring had work than success.

Let us together give our se full support and always be positive in anything we does cos nobody know what might come out of it.

I believe with the backing of the nation we will succeed.” The just shall live by faith. I once support NFA opinion in this regard. Up S.E ! Up Nig.

Good luck
posted: 01:13 am
Keshi play the indoor game so that we Nigerian will not be able to watch the match and comments on his weaking teams again because he knows Nigerian are not satisfy with the way his teams are playing, no tactic and combination, they can't made two to three passes , This team has no where to go in this AFCON mark my words, Keshi knows nothing, the NFF shoud have leave Siasia to continue with his job last time instead of sacking him and hire Keshi. Siasia would have give us good teams to be proud now in this AFCON by now and he will probably win the cup for us.
Me,myself and I
posted: 01:36 am
Am a nigerian blood in and blood out, for God sake my people look at Ghana there are getting better and better 3:0 against Egypt, 4:2 against Tunisia, I'm now sounding like a cheating husband I think I will be sleeping with Ghana for this tornament.
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