Super Eagles’ Win Against Ivory Coast Important – Okocha

Nigerian football lengend, Jay Jay Okocha, has praised the Super Eagles following their 1-0 against AFCON host country, Ivory Coast, on Thursday.

The Super Eagles defeated Ivory Coast to earn four points so far thanks to a penalty converted by Williams Troost-Ekong.

Reacting, Okocha who was at the stadium to witness the win, said it was a very important one for Nigeria.

He said, “It was an important victory for us. It puts us in a very good position,” Okocha said to France 24.

“It was a very difficult game, it is never easy to play against the host but we showed a lot of character today and deservingly we won the game.

“It is always difficult to play at home, the pressure is always on you and Côte d’Ivoire love their football.

“They just don’t want to win, they want to win in style which puts the player under a lot of pressure but I think they still have a good chance of going far in the tournament.”

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