Sports We lost because we were carried away with our early goal - Keshi admits

View attachment 31776 Stephen Keshi has blamed Nigeria's humiliating home loss on their inability to impose themselves against Congo in their first game of 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers.

Nigeria was on Saturday beaten at home by visiting Congo who secured a 2-3 away win against the Super Eagles to travel back to Brazzaville with all three points.

A shambolic display from the defending champions of the Nations Cup,ensured that they were second best in the game.

"We didn't play our game. After the goal, we started playing to the gallery and we didn't play with aggression," a disappointed Keshi said after the match.

"And it cost us because immediately the Congolese equalised some minutes after Efe's goal, they came out to play and got two more goals.

However,Keshi sounded confident that they can still turn around the result and qualify from the group with five more matches to go.

"We may have lost, but I am still confident that the team will qualify to defend the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Morocco next year.

"We have just a game, but there are many more to play," Keshi said.

Nigeria will play South Africa in Cape Town on Wednesday hoping to immediately get points that can ignite qualification hopes.