AFCON 2021: Eagles Optimistic ahead of Sudan Encounter

It was reported on Wednesday that Super Eagles players were confident that their squad will be able to overcome Sudan on Saturday at the current 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

A 90-minute recuperation training session was held on the training ground at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua, according to reports from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

It lasted from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and it was their first training session since Tuesday’s victory against Egypt in their first Group D matchup.

In interviews with NAN thereafter, a few of the players guaranteed that they would continue to give it their all.

There will be no tolerance for complacency in the game against Sudan, according to the officials.

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Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City’s leading scorer, started the club will continue to play at a high pace and provide their best effort.

“We will do our best and keep doing the same thing we have been doing and, by God’s grace, we will win our games.”

“The English Premier League (EPL) helped me a lot,” said Iheanacho after he was named man-of-the-match in Egypt’s 1-0 win.

“Of course, the EPL is a big competition and the best league in the world.

“It has helped me a lot since I started playing in the EPL up until now. I, of course, have more to give.

“So, all I can do now is to keep improving,” 


Olisa Ndah, a defender for Orlando Pirates, stated he was looking forward to facing Sudan.

According to him, the team’s objective is to win all of its group games to guarantee that the Nigerian Super Eagles top the group.

We have to win all the games but we are taking each game one step at a time.

So, to win the next game is our target for now,


This is a period when the club cannot afford to be complacent, says Kenneth Omeruo of CD Leganes in Spain. He adds that the following game must also be treated seriously.

To win the game, we must take it very seriously. Even though we beat Egypt, we shouldn’t let our guard down and assume the following game would be an easy one.

To be certain of advancing to the next round,


Maduka Okoye, Nigeria’s goalkeeper, was likewise certain that the Super Eagles will win the championship.

The Nigerian people are capable of defeating any other nation.

For me, the game versus Sudan is likely to be a more physical affair. But we also have adequate physical talents in this group.

Okoye expressed confidence that Nigeria will succeed in its match against Sudan.

As for William Troost-Ekong, the team’s captain in Tuesday’s encounter against Egypt, he expressed his joy at the team’s clean sheet.

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That first game was a success for us, and the youngsters performed well. We were able to achieve our goal thanks to everyone’s hard work and dedication.

The goal is to keep a clean sheet in every game, of course.

We did have one thing going for us, though. Before the game, everyone was talking about Mohamed Salah, which relieved us of some of the strain.

It was a tight game, but I thought we played some great football, which is always thrilling, and the entire team defended extremely well.

This is why coming into the game versus Sudan, I don’t think we should trust in the hype.

As a result, every one of our games is going to be significant.

The same strategy we used against the Egyptians will be used here.” We’re going to get farther step by step.

To overcome the Sudanese, Troost-Ekong urged his teammates to remain calm and modest.

In their last Group D match, Nigeria’s Super Eagles will take on Sudan, before facing Guinea Bissau on Jan. 19.

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