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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles can beat any team, says goalkeeper Okoye

“First of all, I’m looking forward to good points and also having a clean sheet is also a good sign of good defending and competitive spirit.”

• January 14, 2022
Super Eagles
Super Eagles

Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye says that the team are in high spirit to face Sudan on Saturday in the second match of Group D of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

“First of all, I’m looking forward to good points and also having a clean sheet is also a good sign of good defending and competitive spirit. I saw a good team in Super Eagles from behind, I was the goalkeeper against Egypt, and I think we performed well collectively,” the goalie stated.

He added that the team would stick together on “this level,” and, with this, “I am sure we can beat any team.”

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winner against the Pharaohs of Egypt in the Super Eagles first match of the tournament.

Okoye, who spoke in the Nigeria Football Federation Television (NFF TV) interview, stated that lessons learnt from their first match would help the team spirit against Sudan.

“The bar has been raised by the Super Eagles. We are hoping that it will be maintained to the end of the tournament,” he said.

Okoye added that with a good team spirit, the Eagles were ready to face any team in the tournament.

Reiterating the need to stick together, he said, “We need to stay focused and work hard ahead of our next match.”

The Super Eagles will face the Sudanese on Saturday, January 15, at the Roumdé Adija Stadium, Cameroon. 


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