Seychelles captain, Jones Joubert, says the team can be proud of their performance despite going down to a 3-0 home defeat to Nigeria in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash at the Stade Linite, Victoria, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The hosts were completely outplayed in the game by their more illustrious opponent who proved their class all through.
The Pirates’ goalkeeper, Dave Mussard, a part time footballar who works as a pastry chef at Hotel Patatranon La Digue, retrieved the ball thrice from his own net from Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo strikes.
“We knew it was going to be a very demanding match against a professional team, but we tried to keep our shape and stay organized,” Joubert told reporters after the game.
“Even after conceding three goals, I feel we gave a good account of ourselves. ”
Gavin Jeanne’s men are still without a point in Group E following two consecutive defeats against Libya and Nigeria.