Yobo Hails Eagles For AFCON 2019 Qualification

Yobo Hails Eagles For AFCON 2019 Qualification

By Johnny Edward:


Former Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo is delighted that the Super Eagles qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations tournament in Cameroon after their 1-1 away draw with South Africa at the FNB Stadium Johannesburg, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.


Yobo, a 2013 AFCON winner with the Super Eagles, was one of the SuperSport’s guest analysts for the game, and he noted that the Super Eagles churned out a professional job in a rather humid condition in Johannesburg, but admitted South Africa’s Percy Tau gave the three time African champions lots of problems in the encounter.


“It was a tough game, but the Super Eagles got the job done under a tough weather condition,” Yobo stated during his match analysis.


“Percy Tau gave the Super Eagles a lot of problems with his darting runs, but at the end it was a draw.”


“The Nigerian team had chances to kill off the game, but they were unlucky. But as it is, they are through to the next AFCON tournament and I believe they will get better.


“It is a good progression from the World Cup and now the Nations Cup. So they need more of consistency to stay up there, but I will say congratulations once again to them.”


Nigeria now have ten points from five games with a game left to play while South Africa remain second on nine points from the same number of games.


The Mediterranean Knights of Libya are still in the third position despite their huge 8-1 win over Seychelles in Victoria in the other Group E fixture.


Nigeria’s Super Eagles will face Seychelles in their final Group E game in March 2019 while Mediterranean Knights of Libya who must win to qualify for the 2019 AFCON will host South Africa in Sfax, Tunisia in their final game.

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  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 1 year ago

    Nigerians in USA wishes to congratulate our Super Eagle of Nigeria for their qualification to AFCON 2019 in Cameroon. The coach is a great tactician and we congratulate him as well.

    The task now is to bring the African Cup to Nigeria for the fourth time. We can do it. Yes, we can.

  • I smell a rat in the wrong calls of the match officials cancelling those two clear goals scored by Nigeria on the alter of “offside”. The South Africans are it again with their proclivity of influencing matches by crook. This ignominy must not be allowed to pass,IT MUST BE INVESTIGATED!
    That said,the South Africans could still nick qualification as one of the top third placed nations from the groups, considering we will be having more countries(24 countries) participating in next year’s AFCON.It’s not strictly the first two teams that go through,though I wish the South Africans don’t get to qualify

  • Achi 1 year ago

    The officiating was painfully disappointing. And that Gambian was being peddled around as a ‘no nonsense’ referee. Shows how pecuniary reasons can negatively affect a man who’s on the rising path to make a name for himself. Unfortunately, that’s the very reason why many Africans find it difficult to hit the top notch in their careers.

    NFF shouldn’t take things lying low. Send a strong protest letter to CAF/FIFA and request for investigation of those dubious calls. Let’s stand by the truth.

  • Why was there not a VAR in the qualifiers? I know it would have overulled the dubious ref and linesmen. I seriously hope CAF will adopt VAR in Cameroun Afcon 2019.