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Super Eagles, Ivory Coast Will Clash In AFCON 2023 Final –M

Former Nigerian international, Mikel Obi has predicted that the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be played between the Super Eagles and Ivory Coast on February 11.

In a chat with The Obi One podcast, the former Chelsea star, stated that Nigeria will overcome Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the semi-final while Ivory will edge DR Congo.

“I think so. I was thinking about it the other day and I was thinking that we managed to beat them in the group stage and they were on the verge of leaving, the tournament and all of a sudden you know, they are back in it and now.

“They have got a wind with them and now are playing prettily okay but not so well, but they have started to win games and now if they can manage to get to the final, who knows?”


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He also noted that Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali has managed to become the talk of the tournament, so far, due to his impressive displays for Nigeria.

“When you look through the whole team everybody has been absolutely superb, starting from the goalkeeper which is something I talked about before the tournament. I said one position we need to make sure we sort out is the goalkeeping position and we’ve managed to do that,” Obi Mikel said on The Obi One Podcast.

“He’s based in Africa and he’s managed to become the talk of the tournament, he’s become one of the favourites for the Nigerian fans. He’s put in very good performances.

“Before we scored the goal against Angola, there was a massive save that he made. If the ball went in, it would have been a different ball game.”


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