Okocha hail Morocco’s goalkeeper Yassine Bounou after heroic performance against Spain

Okocha hail Morocco’s goalkeeper Yassine Bounou after heroic performance against Spain

Following Morocco’s famous win against Spain at the ongoing FIFA World Cup, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has showered encomium on goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.

Bounou saved three spot kicks as Morocco defeated the 2010 Champions 3-0 on penalties after 90 minutes stalemate.


The North Africans have has now joined Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana as only African teams to reach the quarterfinals.

“They have done ever so well. Well deserved (win) as well.. It takes a lot of courage.. It takes a lot to defend for over 120 minutes without losing focus, without losing concentration.

“They deserve every bit of luck because penalties can go either way but what a performance and congratulations,” the onetime PSG midfielder said on SuperSport.

The former Paris Saint German creative Midfielder then named Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou as the match winner.

“From the body language of the keeper, he trusts himself, he’s very confident. He trusts in his ability.

“It looked like this is the only way they could have won the game because they got battered when it came to possession play but when your game is to defend, you should at least have some qualities when it gets to penalties. And that’s what they showed,” The former Bolton Wanderers man concluded.

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