How we caged Drogba, others, by Super Eagles
Super Eagles’ duo of Godfrey Obaobona and Kenneth Omerou have told NationSport how they combined to cage Didier Drogba from causing any damage in the AFCON 2013 quarter-final clash between Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
The Sunshine Stars of Akure skipper in a chat conducted after the victory over the Elephants at the mixed zone of the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, hinted that: “Like I told you in the one-on-one talk we had in our last Group C game against the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia, I did categorically state that big names don’t play football.
“With due respect to the former African Player of the Year, he is a fantastic player as he has achieved a lot with Chelsea. I was just composed, didn’t give him space and above all the dedication and team work in the defence against the Ivoirians was the reason for our success. So, I am happy that he didn’t score against us.”
On what went through his mind when Tiote equalised, the Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA) product said that:”I was a bit down as it was a cheap goal we conceded. I didn’t let it demoralise me but went on pushing and at the end, Sunday Nba scored the winner for us.”
For Samsung Fair play winner, Kenneth Omerou: “It was a good that is as good as wining the AFCON trophy.
“We knew they had good players, but we didn’t let that get into our head as we had to stick to the instruction of the coaches, which at the end it proved positive for us.”