Amapakabo reacts as two new players join Nigeria U23 team
Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/11/2019
Coach Imama Amapakabo has reacted as two new players of captain Azubuike Okechukwu and star forward Taiwo Awoniyi joined Nigeria U23 team in Egypt for Tuesday’s make-or-break 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against Zambia at Al-Salam Stadium.The Olympic Eagles will battle the Southern African country in their second group match at the Al Salam Stadium on Tuesday, after suffering a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire in the Group B opener last Saturday.İstanbul Başakşehir midfielder Azubuike and Liverpool on loan star Awoniyi were released late by their clubs due to involvement in the Turkish Super Lig and Bundesliga, respectively and Amapakabo is confident their arrival will spur his squad to better performance against the Zambians."I am happy we now have Awoniyi and our captain, Azubuike. They are integral to the team and were influential in our qualifying matches. We will throw everything into the game against Zambia because we have left ourselves no choice at this point.