Yobo hopes to play in Brazil World Cup

Nigerian footballer Joseph Yobo says he has no intentions of retiring from the beautiful game.

Nigerian footballer Joseph Yobo says he has no intentions of retiring from the beautiful game just yet. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Joseph Yobo, the most capped Nigerian footballer of all time, on Sunday said he had no intention of retiring from the beautiful game just yet.

Yobo, who turns 33 later this year, guided the Super Eagles to African Cup of Nations (Afcon) glory on Sunday evening at Johannesburg's National Stadium.

It was his sixth appearance in the continental showpiece.

Sunday Mba scored in the 14 minute to give his team its first title in 19 years.

Yobo said he was "happy" with his team's performance in the tournament, saying they proved hard work pays off.

He said there was still a lot of football to be played.

Yobo said he looked forward to playing in the Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Meanwhile, Nigerian legend Nwankwo Kanu said he predicted the Super Eagles would lift the trophy before the tournament even began.

"I'm proud of the boys. From day one, even in the qualification [stage], I've said: 'This is a good team, they are young, and they're going to win the tournament.'"