Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has stated that keeping a clean sheet in Nigeria’s second match against Sudan in the ongoing Africa Cup of nations holding in Cameroon is not his priority.
Okoye who kept a clean sheet in Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Egypt in the opening match says getting the maximum three points is rather his priority.
“First of all, am looking forward to the three points in the next match”, “then we can talk about the clean sheet”.
“Keeping a clean sheet is good because it’s a sign of good defense, but we must try to win and get the three points and I think that is what is more important to the team” he stated.
On the Super Eagles performance in the match against Egypt, the Sparta FC based goalkeeper said what he saw from behind is a very good team performance. “We need to maintain this quality of play and beat every other team”.
When probed on what the coach is telling his side after the win, and ahead of the Sudan clash, Okoye paraphrased the coach to say:
“After the win we have set a high bar, we need to be focused and keep improving since we have six more matches to go” .
Nigeria will play Sudan on Saturday by 5pm in Garaou, Cameroon. A win for Nigeria in that clash will guarantee a qualification to the round of 16.