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Soccer News of Monday, 24 January 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

AFCON: Former Super Eagles striker blames Okoye for Tunisia defeat

Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye

Former Super Eagles striker, Julius Aghahowa has expressed disappointment at the Super Eagles for a below-par performance in the round of 16 loss to Tunisia.

According to the former Newcastle forward, goalkeeper Maduka Okoye played a role in the defeat as he should have made a better save from the strike which led to the goal.

Okoye was caught off guard by a dipping shot from around 25 yards. His weak attempt at a parry allowed the shot to slip through his gloves.

"This was a game we don’t deserve to lose at all. But it has happened and we have to accept our fate.” Aghahowa said on the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) wrap on AIT.

“Okoye should have saved that ball because he saw the ball coming towards his direction.

“I am really disappointed and feel he should have done better.” the former Shakhtar Donetsk striker said

The Super Eagles will travel home to start planning for their match against Ghana in March.

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