The former Super Eagles skipper lashed out at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), over the issues of a pay dispute between the national teams.
Joseph Yobo, speaking on SuperSport, said he had been left disappointed when Gernot Rohr’s team threatened to go on strike, before their second group fixture against Guinea at the Nations Cup.
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The protest was prevented, following the intervention of Rohr and current captain John Obi Mikel.
Nigeria went on to beat the Syli Stars 1-0 and qualify for the Round of 16.
But Yobo feels it could have affected them negatively.
“I am disappointed (by the drama). The team can be affected psychologically.
“I experienced this in my time as captain, but I also thought we had gone past that by now.
“I would have thought that all that had to do with money had been sorted out after the team had qualified for the AFCON.”
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Yobo who captained Nigeria to win a third AFCON title in South Africa in 2013.
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