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Super Eagles keeper, Okoye, says team ready for Saturday’s match

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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.

It was reported that 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 said 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 would be maintained to the end of the tournament,” he said.

Okoye said that with a good team spirit the Eagles are ready to face any team in the tournament.

“First of all, I’m looking forward to a 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.

“We need to stick together on this level and, with this, I am sure we can beat any team.

“We need to stick together to raise the bar we have set for ourselves, we have to keep our mindset and focus on our matches, because we have six more matches to go.

“We need to stay focused and work hard ahead of out next match,” he said.

It was reported that the Super Eagles will face the Sudanese on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Roumdé Adija Stadium, Cameroon.

Oluwaseun Fadugba

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