NIGERIA: We can’t do without Yobo – Enyeama

Skipper of Nigerian football team Joseph Yobo (C) holding the Africa Cup of Nations trophy arrives at the airport in Abuja, on February 12, 2013. The newly crowned African champions Nigerian Super Eagles arrives in Abuja to a warm reception by fans and government officials after defeating Burkina Faso to win the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.Super Eagles assistant skipper, Vincent Enyeama, says Skipper Joseph Yobo remains the authentic leader of the national team and he is predicting that he will be back in no time to the national team because of his wealth of experience.

Speaking from his base in Israel to Eagles Media Officer, Ben Alaiya, Enyeama said whether Yobo is a starter for the national team or not, all the players of the team still believe in his leadership qualities, same as the coaching crew headed by Stephen Keshi.

“We have to be careful in how we handle senior players of the national team, because we need their experience, leadership and above all they serve as motivation to the younger players.

That is why Yobo is still important and the technical crew knows so. If we treat them well the level of commitment of both the old and the new players will be total but if we do otherwise we will have problems on and off the pitch”, declared the Maccabi Tel Aviv Fc shot stopper.

Enyeama assured that the Super Eagles will make it to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil , noting that the draw in Calabar against the Harambee Stars of Kenya last month, will be corrected in the return leg in Nairobi .

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