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Emmanuel Okala predicts Super Eagles next matches - 2019 AFCON

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Ex-Green Eagles Goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala, has said that he has seen a new set of Super Eagles that is hungry to make a mark in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 championship, taking place in Egypt.

Okala said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, while reacting to the outcome of the Super Eagles and Guinean match in Alexandria.

NAN reports that Super Eagles defeated Guinea in the tension-socked match by 10 scored by Kenneth Omeruo.

Okala congratulated Eagles for picking the maximum three points and showing clear improvement from their first match against Burundi.

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He said: I feel very happy and overwhelmed with joy for the victory and I am also proud of their performance today.

Technically, I saw a clear improvement in the team today.

I can confidently tell you that I see a Super Eagles that is hungry to do better in this tournament and a national team that is determined to go far in the competition.

Okala, a member of the 1980 African Cup of Nations Cup-winning squad, in spite of that, urged the team to always rally round each other to cover areas of lapses, which were visible in the match.

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When a teammate makes a mistake, others should cover him up and ensure that they re-enforce the teamwork and oneness spirit, he further said.

NAN reports that with the result, Super Eagles have qualified for the Round of 16.

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