May 24, 2024

Legendary Nigerian football player Jay-Jay Okocha thinks experience and willpower will define the outcome on Thursday when the Super Eagles play Cote d’Ivoire in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Following a 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea in the group opener, Nigeria looks to win their first game in the competition when the two teams play in the second encounter in group A.With a 2-0 score, the Elephants defeated Guinea-Bissau.

“I believe that experience, desire, and mental condition will be crucial. They are pros, and they understand the significance of this match, therefore in my opinion, their mentality will be crucial,” Okocha remarked.Okocha stated that the caliber of play exhibited by both teams makes the contest challenging.

Every game is challenging, but it gets considerably harder when you play the host nation. Naturally, though, the allure of football is that, in order to win championships, one must triumph over the greatest,” said 1994 Afcon champion Okocha.”You have a chance to win your match if you are prepared. However, even while we Nigerians are aware that it will be a challenging game, we also think we have enough talent to prevail.”

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Victor Osimhen, the top striker for the Super Eagles, will spearhead the assault once more after scoring in the first game.

According to Okocha, Osimhen requires the team’s assistance in order to score goals and lead them to success.Victor Osimhen is a highly skilled player who can score goals at a high level, as we all know. He requires the support of his squad, which I think he received in the opening game.

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