Okonkwo still upbeat


Onyekachi replaced injured Nwankwo Kanu against the Ivory Coast and told KickOffNigeria.com that a little loss of concentration did the Eagles in against the Ivorians.

“We played well, but I think we lost concentration; especially about the time Ivory Coast scored. We also did not mark very well and that led to Salomon Kalou’s goal.

_quote “But Nigerians should also realise that we have just played one match out of three in the group and should stop showing all these fears because we only need to win our next two games, against Mali and Benin.

“We must work hard. We must be confident and we must concentrate fully if we qualify for the next stage,” says the player who had a stint with Orlando Pirates.