Super Eagles legend Okocha makes stunning reaction to Nigeria's win over Egypt at AFCON

Super Eagles legend Okocha makes stunning reaction to Nigeria's win over Egypt at AFCON

Ibitoye Shittu
January 12, 2022 at 7:46 AM
  • Nigeria started their campaign in the 2021 African Cup of Nations on a winning note beating Egypt 1-0
  • Former Super Eagles captain Okocha explained that he was impressed with the tactics of Augustine Eguavoen
  • The likes of Moses Simon, Joe Aribo and Kelechi Iheanacho were impressive for the Super Eagles against Egypt

Augustine Eguavoen who is the interim Super Eagles coach has been saluted by former international Okocha for his tactics against Egypt in their first game at the AFCON.

Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Tuesday evening, January 11, impressive in their match against Egypt as Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winner.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was not given the chance to operate as defender Ola Aina caged the former Chelsea and Roma star.

Augustine Eguavoen
Augustine Eguavoen in action for the Super Eagles against Egypt. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO
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According to the report on Complete Sports, Okocha explained that Augustine Eguavoen made his day with his selection and instruction given to his players against Egypt.

Jay-Jay Okocha's reaction

“I must confess to you that Eguavoen got his tactics right against Egypt and I am pleased with the general performance of the team.
” I am sure our opponents will definitely watch this performance.''

Iheanacho strike seals victory for dominant Super Eagles against Egypt in AFCON 2021

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho superb strike sealed victory for the Super Eagles against a very lethargic Egyptian side as Nigeria opened its AFCON 2021 on a winning note.

Nigeria’s interim coach Augustine Eguavoen named a very attacking lineup as Moses Simon, Taiwo Awoniyi, and Kelechi Iheanacho were preferred in attack with Joe Aribo, Wilfred Ndidi bossing the midfield.

Eguavoen tactics seemed to have stunned the Egyptians as the Super Eagles were dominant from the onset of the encounter.

Moses Simon was the livewire for Nigeria down the left side of the Super Eagles attack as the Nantes winger was instrumental in running down the Egyptian defence who were bereft of ideas on how to curtail the Super Eagles.

Nigeria dominated possession in the first half but failed to create clear-cut opportunities for Awoniyi and Iheanacho upfront for the Eagles.

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