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AFCON 2023: How Eagles can subdue Sable Antelopes — Adepoju

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By Oluwaseun Nubi

Mutiu Adepoju, Nigerian ex-international, has urged the Super Eagles to keep their defence strong and maintain their style of play in their next match against Angola in the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition in Côte d`Ivoire.

Adepoju, who was part of the Eagles squad that conquered the continent in Tunisia in 1994, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.

NAN reports that the eagles will play against the Black Sable Antelopes on Friday at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Côte d`Ivoire, in a quarter-final encounter.


Adepoju, optimistic of Nigeria’s triumph, said that the formation the Super Eagles were adopting had been working effectively.

“I do not know the pattern the coach has been using, we can call it anything, but I think it is working. We have a very strong defence and our midfield is tight.

“They are going into the attack very well. I believe with all these, we will be able to win, I do not think there is a need for any change,’’ he said.

He also advised the players to keep the team spirit and also avoid cross clashes amongst them.

“Another thing we require tomorrow is the spirit of unity and putting everything they have into the game.

“We should not give space for any mistake and also no cross clashing,’’ he said.

Olanrewaju Elijah, a football enthusiast, said that the performance of the Eagles at the ongoing AFCON was encouraging.

“The team has identified its major problem.

“Nigeria has been doing well in the ongoing AFCON. We are beginning to understand our defence already.

“We know what it is all about, I believe we will win tomorrow,’’ he said (NAN) www.nannews.ng

Edited by Ifeyinwa Okonkwo/Oluwole Sogunle


















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