Nigerian football legend, Segun Odegbami who won the Africa Cup of Nations with the then Green Eagles in 1980 and third placed in 1978 has prophesied that Nigeria and hosts, Cote d’Ivoire will play the Afcon final match on 11 February.

In essence, he sees Nigeria scaling the South African hurdle on Wednesday while Cote d’Ivoire too will defeat DR Congo in the semi-finals.

If the ‘prophesy comes to past, it will be the second time that Nigeria will face a team in its group stage at the final match.

That happened the last time Nigeria won the cup in 2013. The Super Eagles were held to a draw by Burkina Faso and later met in the final match which Nigeria won.


According to a press statement by the NFF, Odegbami addressed the Super Eagles at their Pullman Hotel in Abidjan on the eve of their encounter with Guinea Bissau which was the last group match.

“Some persons who were there did not quite share in his conviction that the Super Eagles would be champions”, remarked Ademola Olajire, the spokesman of the NFF.

“Today, many have been ‘converted’, and the 71-year- old legend says he is happy that things are going according to his expectations, Olajire concluded.



“I said long before the finals that we would be champions of Africa. Many people thought I was just sounding off. Now, they are seeing their light. Everyone appears to believe now that the Super Eagles can do it”, Odegbami reportedly said.


“Now that we are in the semi-finals, I am seeing that we are going to be playing the host nation, Cote d’Ivoire in the Final. We are beating South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire will beat Democratic Republic of Congo. The stage is set for a classic Final match on February 11.”



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