Olympic Eagles captain reveals what they must do to defeat Sudan

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BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Okechukwu AZUBUIKE of Nigeria handles the ball during a match between Nigeria and Honduras as part of Men`s Football - Olympics at Mineirao Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Nigeria must remain calm and approach the game against Sudan with a higher level of intelligence, says Olympic Eagles captain Azubuike Okechukwu, ahead of Tuesday’s make or mar AFCON U23 qualifying game against Sudan.

Sudan piped Nigeria 1-0 in the first-leg, but the Eagles were not so lucky with their finishing, a case in point Eagles captain identified as the team’s shortfall in Omdurman.

 

“I trust the players actually, and I think we can keep our calm; it’s a 90 minutes game. If we don’t score in the first half, we can score in the second half of the game,” the midfielder told footballlive.ng.

 

“You know like the Libyan game we played here in Asaba, we will do our best and like I said, we have been training and working hard. In the first encounter we threw away a couple of chances.

 

“For me, I don’t think history will repeat itself with what the Sudanese did to the former U20 team here in Nigeria when they stopped us from qualifying at that period of the qualifiers, we are going to win, and I urge Nigerians to come out and cheer the team,” He concluded.

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