“We’ll Take Positives From Defeat To Algeria” – Joseph Yobo

The Super Eagles’ assistant coach was able to take heart fromthe defeat to the Desert Foxes, insisting the team will keep improving

Nigeria assistant coach Joseph Yobo disclosed that the Super Eagles will take the positives out of their international friendly defeat to Algeria on Friday night.

Ramy Bensebaini’s sixth-minute strike powered the North Africans past the Super Eagles at the Jacques Lemans Arena, Austria.

That encounter was Yobo’s maiden game as assistant manager of the Super Eagles and despite a losing start, he insisted that the team would keep getting better.

“Sticking together as a team! Not the results we wanted but we’ll take the positives from the game last night and keep improving. Better days ahead!,” the former Olympique Marseille, Everton and Fenerbahce defender posted on Instagram.

Without regular suspects like Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo, Victor Osimhen, among others, the second-string Super Eagles were unable to stop the Algerians from cruising to victory despite an improved second-half display.

That tie also afforded Rohr the opportunity to hand Kevin Akpoguma, Zaidu Sanusi, Samson Tijani and Frank Onyeka their senior international debut.

Yobo and other Nigeria officials would be hoping to lead the country to victory when they take on Tunisia on Tuesday.