8 February 2013

Nigeria: This Is Yobo's Team - Enyeama

Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama aka The Magnet will step aside and allow defender Joseph Yobo lift the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations title should Nigeria defeat Burkina Faso in Sunday's final.

Yobo has lost his place in the Nigerian starting 11 following strong performances from Godfrey Oboabona, Elderson Echiejile, Efe Ambrose and Kenneth Omeruo in team's last four matches in the competition.

It is highly unlikely that Yobo will start Sunday's final against the Stallions but Enyeama says he will not hesitate to step aside and allow Yobo lift the Afcon trophy in the event of a Nigerian victory.

"Jay (Joseph Yobo) is the captain and if we win on Sunday, and I know we will win, he will just go out there and pick his cup," Enyeama said.

Enyeama then stressed that he was not the Nigerian captain but was merely holding brief for the Fenerbahce defender who remains the leader of the Super Eagles.

"I am not the captain; I am merely putting on the (arm) band. Yobo is the man and he deserves to lift the trophy if we win and we will win.

"He has served Nigeria all these years and will lift his cup on Sunday," he concluded.

The game between Nigeria and Burkina Faso will be played at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium, Johannesburg on Sunday from 7pm.

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