Monday, January 21, 2013
KESHI NOT BOTHERED ABOUT BUKINA FASO LATE EQUALISER, INSIST IT WILL NOT AFFECT THE SUPER EAGLES
Super Eagles of Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has insisted Burkina Faso late equaliser on Monday will not affect his team going forward at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nation.
Defender Efe Ambrose will miss Friday’s showdown against Zambia after his sending off against Burkina Faso and it is now most likely Nigeria U20 star Kenneth Omeruo will get his second competitive cap for the full international side.
“Nothing will bring us down,” said a defiant Keshi afte he saw his team lose a first half lead in stoppage time against Burkina Faso in Nelspruit on Monday.
“They did everthing I asked of them.
“This is only the fourth game we are playing as a group in the 25 days or so that we have been together.”
“Our next game against the Zambians is now very, very important.”
Keshi also disclosed that he expects Chelsea winger Victor Moses to be fit after he suffered a hamstring injury in training camp in Portugal.
“The last practice game in Portugal he had a hamstring. After resting only two days ago he showed signs of the injury so I decided to leave him out because we have a lot of games ahead and I need him for them, so playing him would have been a risk,” he said.
Skipper Joseph Yobo who committed some blunders in the defense said the team were disappointed not to win their opening match.
“We wanted to win this game, but we are disappointed that conceded a goal in the last minute,” he said.