14th January, 2022
By Oluwaseun Fadugba
Maduka Okoye, the goalkeeper of Nigeria’s Super Eagles goalkeeper has said he and his colleagues are in high spirit ahead of their second match of Group D against Sudan of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon on Saturday.
He expressed confidence that the team will beat Sudan and any other team if they stick together and play at the level they were able to raise their game to against Egypt.
Okoye, spoke during an interview with the Nigeria Football Federation Television (NFF TV). He said that lessons learnt from their first match would help the team’s 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.
NAN reports that the Super Eagles will face the Sudanese on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Roumdé Adija Stadium, Cameroon.