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Nigeria's Goalkeeper Okoye Reveals What he will do to Stop Egypt’s Salah at AFCON
- Okoye believes the Super Eagles have the quality needed to stop the Liverpool forward Salah from wreaking havoc when Nigeria face Egypt at AFCON
- The Super Eagles of Nigeria will slug it out against the Pharaohs of Egypt on Tuesday, January 11, in Group D
- Salah who has so far managed 16 goals from 20 appearances in the Premier League will pose a big threat for the Super Eagles in the encounter
Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye believes Nigeria has the quality to stop Egypt forward Mohamed Salah from causing trouble when the two sides face off in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria take on Egypt on Tuesday, January 11, in Group D, as both teams will be seeking to start the competition on a winning note.
And ahead of the mouthwatering encounter, Okoye seems to be ready to face Salah if he behinds the sticks for Nigeria.
The 29-year-old Salah has so far managed 16 goals from 20 appearances in the Premier League with his last goal coming in the team’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
But Okoye, who is a player for Watford but currently on loan at Sparta Rotterdam, believes the Super Eagles can stop Salah from shining.
“Like you said ninety minutes fully focused and confident, we are not allowed to be scared,” Okoye said as quoted by Allnigeriasoccer and cited on Goal.
He added: “I think we have the quality to stop even players like this not to give us too much danger.”
Super Eagles Camp Bubbles as 23 Players Hit Camp for AFCON
Earlier, Sportsbrief had reported that Nigeria’s preparation for this month’s African Cup of Nations is hitting top gear as Kelechi Iheanacho is the latest player to hit the Super Eagles training camp in Abuja.
Iheanacho linked up with the team on Tuesday morning, January 4, making the total number of players in camp rise to 23 according to the Media officer of the team Babafemi Raji.
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The Leicester City forward linked up with the likes of fellow club mate Wilfred Ndidi, Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong, Semi-Ajayi, Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Nwakali, and Frank Onyeka who all joined up with the squad earlier in the day.
Other players already in camp include captain Ahmed Musa, Taiwo Awoniyi, Sadiq Umar, Maduka Okoye, Peter Olayinka, John Noble, Henry Onyekuru, and Moses Simon.
Zaidu Sanusi, Francis Uzoho, Chidozie Awaziem, Chidera Ejuke, Daniel Akpeyi, and Olisa Ndah complete the list of 23 in the Super Eagles camp.
Players still expected to hit the Super Eagles training base in Abuja include Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo, Samuel Chukwueze, Jamilu Collins, Tyrone Ebuehi, and Odion Ighalo.