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Ugonna Uzochukwu © Shengolpix

Uzochukwu still confident in Eagles



Super Eagles' right full-back, Ugonna Uzochukwu is confident the side will overcome the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Friday's second group match at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Both sides opened their Afcon 2013 account in Nelspruit on Monday with shared points against respective opponents and are expected to go for each others jugular in the epic encounter.

Uzochukwu said the Eagles play better when the stake is high.

"I believe in the Eagles, I hardly lose hope in the team. First game in major competition is usually difficult, they would have learnt their lessons and I'm sure they will come out better against Zambia.

"The game against Zambia will be tough but experience has shown that the tougher the game the better the Eagles come," said the Enugu Rangers' defensive midfielder to supersport.com.

Uzochukwu said Sunshine Stars' strongman, Godfrey Oboabona made the day for the domestic players in the tie against Burkina Faso.

"Oboabona did very well at the back, he did more of the yeoman's job except the last minute error which could have happened to anybody.

"He made the home lads proud and any other domestic player given the nod will still perform.

"I still believe the Eagles will go far to the final at the Afcon," he said.

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