Maduka Okoye, one of the Super Eagles goalkeepers at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon, has said the team are in high spirits as they prepare to face Sudan in the second match on Saturday.
“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,” said Maduka.
The Super Eagles’ first match of the tournament saw Kelechi Iheanacho score the winner against the Pharaohs of Egypt and the goalie says, “I’m sure we can beat any team.” Kelchi added, “I believe we can beat any team.”
On NFF TV, Okoye stated that the lessons learned from their first match would help the team spirit against Sudan. He added that with a good team spirit, the Eagles were ready to take on any team in the tournament.
“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.
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 Sudan on Saturday, January 15, at the Roumdé Adija Stadium, Cameroon.