Despite losing to the indomitable Lions team, the goalkeeper said that the three-time African Kings team is ready for the biennial African exhibit.
Despite losing to Cameroon on Friday, goalkeeper Maduka Okoye believes that Nigeria is ready for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.
Gernot Rohr’s team performed well against the five-time African Kings, but they lost 1-0 at the Wiener Neustadt Stadium.
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguíza’s encounter in the 37th minute separated the two teams, with Abraham Marcus, Valentin Ozonwafo and Trem Murphy in the international game Debuted in China.
Even in the loss, the Spartan Rotterdam star also chose some positive aspects, and at the same time said that they are ready for the next African football show.
He also stated that the Eagles are ready to face Tony Consecco’s players in the second international friendly match.
“We have achieved some positive results from our first game against Cameroon,” NFF media quoted Okoye as saying.
“We played a great game, unfortunately, they only scored a goal and scored.
“However, we have shown that we are ready for Afcon because we showed a strong character after conceding a goal. We are ready to start on Tuesday.”
Similarly, captain Ahmed Moussa assured Nigerians that Tuesday’s game will be played in a different way.
“We are very upset that we have created so many opportunities but failed to score,” said the Cano prop team forward.
“We will treat the game differently on Tuesday. Cameroon is a strong opponent and we are not happy about losing the game on Friday.”
Experienced Nigerian coach Henry Makinwa once told the goal Friday’s loss to the indomitable Lions was nothing to lose sleep.
“There is no reason to panic, because failure in football is possible. Now we end in failure, it should be considered a loss, nothing more,” Makinwa told the goal.
“Before the game against Cameroon, it was clear that Nigeria could not use all the players due to injuries, logistical reasons, and travel restrictions that may be caused by Covid-19.”
The West Africans plan to face Mexico at the Los Angeles Memorial Stadium on July 3, and then face Cape Verde and Liberia in the World Cup qualifiers in September 2022.