The 2 West African powerhouses will lock horns in Abidjan on Sunday to find out the brand new champions of the continent
Former Tremendous Egles goalkeeper Idah Peterside is satisfied that Nigeria will beat hosts Cote d’Ivoire to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Soccernet.ng studies.
Nigeria, nonetheless unbeaten on the AFCON, will likely be eager to raise their fourth continental trophy after they meet Cote d’Ivoire within the closing on the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan on Sunday.
It’s the second time the 2 former champions will meet on the event after a William Troost-Ekong penalty gave the Tremendous Eagles a 1-0 win over the Elephants of their Group A conflict on matchday two.
Nigeria have grown from power to power since then, registering spectacular victories towards Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Angola, and South Africa.
The semifinal match towards the South Africans went right into a penalty shootout after each groups performed out a 1-1 attract regulation and further time.
The Bafana Bafana loved extra possession and fired extra pictures than the Tremendous Eagles in that encounter, however goalkeeper Nwabali saved two penalties to propel Nigeria to the ultimate.
Having watched how Cote d’Ivoire struggled to beat Mali and DR Congo within the quarterfinal and semifinal, respectively, Idah Peterside Idah expects Nigeria to verify their superiority over the Ivorians within the title decider.
“All of us knew this (South Africa) was going to be our hardest sport,” Peterside instructed Channels Television.
“The sport towards Ivory Coast will likely be simpler than this as a result of we now have crushed them already in our group sport.
“They (Ivory Coast) solely survived by sheer luck to get right here. I watched the sport towards Congo yesterday. They’re not so good as we’re.
“They only wobbled and fumbled into the ultimate, and they are going to be beneath strain. The ultimate sport will likely be really easy; I say it once more, and we’ll win simply.”
Nigeria have the perfect defensive file on the AFCON, holding 4 clear sheets in six video games.
The Tremendous Eagles will depend on the brilliance of reigning Africa Participant of the Yr Victor Osimhen to fireside the targets wanted to shoot down the host nation.