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Yobo pleased with Rustenburg green



Captain of the Nigerian national team, Joseph Yobo has expressed his pleasure at the state of the pitch at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg.

The Super Eagles will face Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes in that venue on Tuesday evening in their final Group C game at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Players of the Nigerian team have been vocal in their complaints about the state of the Mbombela pitch in Nelspruit where the team played their first two group games against Burkina Faso and reigning champions, Zambia.

With the Super Eagles now shifting base to Rustenburg, Yobo has now moved to praise the quality of the pitch at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

“Yeah, I will like to think (that the pitch is Rustenburg is better than the one in Mbombela). All footballers like to play on natural grass because that is where we train,” he said.

Yobo, who is Nigeria’s highest capped footballer with 90 appearances, for the Super Eagles also insisted that the team’s performance against Ethiopia would be better than their previous two games as a result of the quality of the playing surface in Rustenburg.

“We are a football team that likes to pass the ball around. We are very delighted that we will be playing on a better surface,”he said.

A win for Nigeria over Ethiopia will see them progress to the quarter finals.



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