Saturday, 7 December 2013
AFCON 2013: Nigeria Coach Keshi Rallies His Players After Disappointing Match Against Burkina Faso
At a post match press conference in Nelspruit South Africa, Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi put up a bold face claiming his players did not do too badly even as a they conceded a last minute goal against Burkina Faso today at the ongoing Africa cup of nations.
Keshi said at the conference: "I'm very proud of the boys, they did everything that I wanted them to do, and for the last 25 days it is the fourth game we played together as a team because we are building, I'm just gonna let everything die down tonight, let them sleep off and tomorrow I will pick it up if I have to go in the middle of the night I will do that, this game is gone and I will prepare them for the game against Zambia".
Speaking on Victor Moses absence from today's match, Keshi defended his absence, "He took a knock in Faro and 2 days ago during training. Didn't want to risk him only to take him off 10 mins later", said the coach
On his part, Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo stated that all he said was that the team will get to the finals, quoting him, "All I said was that we will get to the finals, or we will progress and at least we will give a good account of ourselves, we wanted to win today's match that was why we gave all that we have, this is d first game we are playing, we gave everything today"