Nigeria claimed their first win of the African Nations Cup but coach Stephen Keshi was more concerned about the performance
Posted: 30 January 2013 Time: 6:46 am
Nigeria claimed their first win of the 2013 African Nations Cup but coach Stephen Keshi was more concerned about the performance of his wards.
"I am very happy today, but not really about the result," Keshi said.
"I am happy about the way the team played, the way they passed the ball, the build-up, all the things we talked about in training, they did in the second half."
The first half was less pleasing for the coach.
"They were a bit too anxious to score in the first half, but at half time, I told them to calm down and just be patient and the goals would come.
"And when we came back, the second half was much better."
With the 2-0 win, the Super Eagles finished second in the group, after Burkina Faso drew 0-0 against Zambia.
Nigeria will stay in Rustenburg, where they will play Group D winners Cote d'Ivoire on Sunday.