By Stanley Nwanosike
Emmanuel Okala, former goalkeeper of Nigeria’s national football team, has hailed the Super Eagles for their 2 -1 defeat of Chipolopolo of Zambia in Ndola, Zambia.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Sunday, Okala, once the ‘safe hands’ of Nigeria’s Green Eagles, said that the Super Eagles had made the country proud once again.
“I watched the match; it was a great match and our boys showed character and skill;they have made us proud; we are indeed proud of them,’’ he said.
He noted that departments of the team showed great deal of commitment within the 90 minutes match.
“For now, there is no department lacking, although the team needed to play more often to blend together for perfection,’’ Okala said.
NAN reports that two goals in the first half by Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanachor gave Super Eagles a 2 – 1 win over hosts Zambia for a good start in the Group B, 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Africa.