Nelspruit - Nigeria’s Captain Joseph Yobo has vowed that the Super Eagles will approach their next match against champions Zambia with more determination.
Yobo told newsmen shortly after a last-minute loss of concentration at the Nations Cup in South Africa, had caused his team to fritter away a one-goal lead against Burkina Faso with just three minutes left for play.
Nigeria led all the way from the 23rd minute, when Emmanuel Emenike scored, only to concede a goal in the last seconds of the match against Burkina Faso in group C of the tournament.
The draw has put Nigeria in a tight corner, especially in its next match against Zambia on Friday.
Zambia drew its opening match with Ethiopia, meaning it will also be desperate for a victory in its next match, a situation that will make Nigeria to work extra hard.
``The match against Zambia is going to be like a Cup final because we want to make sure that we qualify for the next stage,’’ Yobo said after the Burkina debacle.
He conceded that the 1-1 draw with Burkina Faso was far from what Nigeria had expected, adding: ``as far as the result is concerned it wasn’t the best start for us. We were supposed to win this game; it is like a lost game to me.’’
Yobo, however, praised Burkina Faso, saying the team deserves credit for finding the equaliser.