Yobo - Tale Of A True Nigeria Compatriot

Date: 27-05-2016 1:50 pm (5 years ago) | Author: ope ojo olamilaken
- at 27-05-2016 01:50 PM (5 years ago)
Nigeria’s participation at the 2002 Fifa World Cup in Japan/South Korea is one to easily forget because the Eagles flapped her wings and refused to fly.

Despite the disappointment, there were rays of light that shone through the Nigeria set up during the tournament which will be a ‘hammer and anvil’ for a decade after that.

Having lost the first game 1-0 to Argentina in the group stage, the Eagles had to beat Sweden to stand any chance of making it into the knock-out stage.

Things started brightly for Nigeria when Julius Aghahowa powered home a header to give Nigeria a 1-0 lead. The Swedes later came back to win the game and effectively end Nigeria’s hopes of going into the second round.

Nigeria played out a goalless draw against England in the last group game and was knocked out of the competition,but a two stars were born.

One of them? Joseph Yobo. Naijabet.com

Julius Aghahowa’s goal was a beauty and his celebration afterwards befitted the manner it was scored.

 Joseph Yobo got an ovation and a half. His marauding run down the right flank and sumptuous cross prepared the cart and the wheel for Aghahowa to ride on.

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Posted: at 27-05-2016 01:50 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
- CHRISETTE at 27-05-2016 07:26 PM (5 years ago)
Good we will see
Posted: at 27-05-2016 07:26 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
- Eazyatumeyi at 29-05-2016 06:00 PM (5 years ago)
memories are like fresh air they keep body and soul in order
Posted: at 29-05-2016 06:00 PM (5 years ago) | Hero