By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
Former captain of the Super Eagles Joseph Yobo has expressed the optimism that the senior national team will come out of their current predicament stronger to rule Africa again.
Yobo who spoke in Abuja after watching the training session of the national Under-23 team under the watchful eyes of Coach Samson Siasia said the Super Eagles will,like they did in 2013 bounce back from not qualifying for the 2012 African Nations Cup to win again.
“I have no doubt in my mind that the Eagles will overcome the problems that led to their exit from the African Cup of Nations billed to hold in Equatorial Guinea next year and come out stronger in subsequent championships.’
“It is unfortunate that we did not learn from our error of failing to qualify for the Afcon in 2012 in Abuja by drawing 2-2 with Guinea. I thought we should have done better to beat South Africa and pick one of the tickets for the championship,”he stated.
Yobo who captained the Eagles to the World Cup in Brazil said that the team would fight back to regain their place among the best in the continent noting that the talents are there to get the team flying again and possibly win the cup again. He refused to comment on the vexed issue of getting a foreign coach for the team stressing that the NFF know best and that he believes that they would not contract a bad coach.
Yobo who has been without a club since his deal with Fenerbahc expired last May revealed that he is not calling it quits with the game yet as he would surely play for a club.