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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles Must Brace Up For Tough Fight Against Tunisia – Okocha

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles Must Brace Up For Tough Fight Against Tunisia – Okocha

Former Nigerian midfielder, Austine Okocha has told the Super Eagles to expect a tough battle from Tunisia in the round of 16 of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Okocha made this known during Supersports AFCON Coverage, where he said that the Tunisian will approach the Super Eagles game like a wounded lion.


He also said that the three-time AFCON champions’ title credentials will be tested when they face 2004 Champions Tunisia in the round of 16 of the competition.

“I think it is good to see that we are flying high but the most important one is the next game and we can only justify our performances so far if we go on and win the next one.” Okocha, a former member of the Super Eagles that won 1994 AFCON told Supersports.

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“So every next game is the toughest one for you and the one you have to win,” Okocha said.

“I hope we will carry on the good job that we are doing so far.”


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  • Friday Ikolo 4 months ago

    Jay Jay is very correct. Every other game is the toughest till it is won. However, the good thing going for us is that coach Eguavoen has transformed the Super Eagles that they remian unstoppable. These were players that lack confidence and could barely link up play under their former coach, Rohr but are now forward mobile and scoring great goals. I am optimistic we are winning any opponent till the cup is secured. Up Super Eagles, God bless Nigeria.

    • Besides, Eguavoen also introduced the mass defence mass attack philosophy which is quite entertaining.

      • 1416inno 4 months ago

        Thank you, this was the method Senegal adopted some years back during the world cup and took many teams by surprise where they defeated France. you remember the likes of Alhaji Diouf, Fadigha, to mention but few. Dan, good observation.

    • God bless Nigerians my brother.

  • 1416inno 4 months ago

    Jay Jay, all I need you to do is to go to their camp and instruct one or two players on how to perform your kind of magic. Dribbling is instrumental to our winning ways. Jay Jay you used to be the powerhouse of the SE. Until you coach one or two players how to take their opponent one-on-one and put them behind. We are still looking for one just like you.

  • Education4AllNigerians 4 months ago

    Captain, dont just donate to mosque in Cameroon, donate also to Nigerians in IDP camps in cameroon. That is the right thing to do.

  • SE will beat Tunisia on Sunday and I am so sure about it as these are my reasons
    1) SE is the only team in the Afcon that has not conceded a goal from open play while Tunisia has conceded 2 goals from open play.
    2) SE has scored against all it’s opponents so far in the Afcon while Tunisia has scored against only one opponent which is poor Mauritius.
    3) SE is playing on its home turf in Garouha because they have played all their games there and the home fans are behind them unlike Tunisia.
    4) SE has scored first in all the matches they have played so far and Tunisia has not conceded first and won the same game in this Afcon so far.
    5) SE plays the best Brand of football in the Afcon with a very devastating counter attack while Tunisia plays possessive football that in very vonulrable to counter attacks.
    6) SE has the compliment of their full squad while Tunisia has alot of absentees for the game due to Corona virus.
    7) SE has beaten a North African team already in this Afcon while Tunisia has been beaten by 2 west African countries already in this Afcon.
    You see it will take a very big miracle for Tunisia to spring an upset on Sunday except SE experience a very drastic and unexplainable lose of form within this few days to the match……… Tunisia is going to be beaten hand down by SE and you can take my word to the bank.

  • I’m surprised that Okocha didn’t use this opportunity to promote his nephew Iwobi Alex. He likes putting down other players like iheanachu and Awoniyi to make them look worse than Iwobi Alex. It’s backfiring. He talk well this time without talking about Iwobi Alex.