The draw did Nigeria few favours, but they’re fast turning into the Spain of Africa. They promise much but frequently don’t live up to their billing.
This has been Nigeria’s most disappointing World Cup in terms of progress and to add insult to injury they were outshone by Senegal and finished with fewer points than Cameroon and South Africa.
They have arguably the finest selection of individual talent among the African nations but it just did not click when it mattered.
Jay Jay Okocha was undoubtedly one of their best players although his mazy runs all too often ended up going down a cul-de-sac. For me Yobo just shaded him, performing well in all departments.
After defeats to Argentina and Sweden they made some changes for their final match against England and one of the newcomers did provide a real memorable moment.
Best save of the tournament has to go to Vincent Enyeama when he palmed Paul Scholes’ driven volley onto the post.