AFCON Qualifiers: Okoye targets wins against Benin, Lesotho

Written by on March 25, 2021

Maduka Okoye insists the Super Eagles will go all out for the maximum six points against the Benin Republic and Lesotho respectively.

Okoye was in goal when the Super Eagles gave up a four-goal lead to draw 4-4 against Sierra Leone in Benin City last November.

He bounced back to keep a clean sheet during the second leg four days later in Freetown.

The 21-year-old said the aim of the Super Eagles is to win both matches.

“I’m looking forward to the game because I’m always honoured to represent my country and I’m trying to help the team and to get the win of course.”

“We can understand the disappointment from the last two matches against Sierra Leone but we are going to work hard to six points in those two games,” Okoye told journalists.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will travel to Porto Novo on Friday ahead of Saturday’s showdown with the Benin Republic, before returning home for the final Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Lesotho.

 



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