Nigerian national team coach Stephen Keshi is optimistic, with just one day to go before the big final. He told reporters gathered in the press conference at the National Stadium, that he wants to win back the Afcon trophy that he first won as a player during the 1994 Afcon.
“I want to win it, but if it goes the other way (to Burkina Faso), then I will accept that (too). We all know in football it’s either you win, lose or a draw, and there must be a winner tomorrow,” said Keshi.
Keshi, who is set to become only the second man in Africa to win the Afcon gold medal, both as a player and a coach, assured Nigerians back home that captain Joseph Yobo will have the honour of lifting the trophy should they beat the Stallions.
“Yobo got injured in our first game, and I had to play other players in his position, but we will decide what to do because he is fit now,” he said.
“It is his position as captain to lift the trophy if we win tomorrow, and he will do that,” added Stephen Keshi.
The Nigerian coach revealed that they will decide on Sunday morning whether to use Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike for the final.
“We are still waiting, we will see whether to play (Victor) Moses and Emmanuel (Emenike), but we will see what happens tomorrow morning,” he said.