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Odegbami predicts Nigeria’s fate in AFCON

Segun Odegbami

Published By: Paul Dada

Former Nigeria striker,  Segun Odegbami,  has predicted Nigeria will emerge the winners of the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Odegbami fondly called The Mathematical  tipped Nigeria and hosts, Ivory Coast to meet at the final of the competition in which he said  Nigeria will gain  upper hand.

The eminent sports personality who won the 1980 edition of the competition with the Nigerian  team then known as the Green Eagles, said, “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.

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

The Super Eagles of  Nigeria who will face  the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a semi- final encounter on Wednesday, defeated the Palancas Negras of Angola 1-0 in a  quarter final encounter.

At the group stage, the Eagles had shown superiority to the Ivorians whom they beat 1-0. They had afterwards gone to whip the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 2-o in the a Round of 16 match.

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