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Nigeria finds balance in youth

Nigeria finds balance in youth

Nigeria's youthful squad begins its African Cup of Nations campaign without any great expectations, but with team management insisting that the team's composition has brought a unity often missing from previous tournaments.
The Super Eagles missed out on the 2012 event in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, leading coach Stephen Keshi to omit several senior players in his successful qualification bid for this year's competition.
Captain Joseph Yobo is the only player over the age of 31 in the squad that travelled to South Africa, and says the atmosphere in the Nigeria camp is the best he has witnessed at a major tournament.
Nigeria kicks off its tournament with a game against minnows Burkina Faso at Mbombela Stadium on Monday evening.


Updated : 2021-08-04 13:26 GMT+08:00