22 June 2014

Nigeria: Yobo, Onazi Vow to Stop Messi

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Nigeria's Ahmed Musa provided striker Emmanuel Emenike with a low ball to score, but the goal was disallowed after an offside call which gave the Super Eagles cause to feel aggrieved.

Super Eagles defender Joseph Yobo has stressed that Nigeria will not focus on stopping Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi when its square off with Argentina on Wednesday.

The Super Eagles skipper has pointed out that there are 10 other players that will be on parade at the Est·dio Jose Pinheiro Borba (Beira-Rio).

"Messi is a legend. Unbelievable. But it is not just Messi. The whole team is good. But we know he can produce what he did against Iran, which was a difficult game," Joseph Yobo said.

Lazio midfielder Eddy Onazi added : "Messi is a normal human being. He is a football player. We have to create our strategy."

No matter the outcome of the game with Argentina, Nigeria will advance to the last 16 of the World Cup if Iran fails to beat Bosnia on Wednesday.

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