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#AFCON2023: “Nigeria Will Win the Trophy Again“ – Jay-Jay Okocha Affirms

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Guinea Bissau Vs Nigéria is a should win for the Tremendous Eagles as world is ready the final match within the group phases of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023.

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The Tremendous Eagles tackle Guinea Bissau on Monday, 22 January of their final Group A matches.

Nigeria had been held to a 1-1 draw by Equatorial Guinea of their opening conflict, defeated Cote d’Ivoire 2-0 within the second recreation

CAFOnline had an unique sit down with African soccer icon, Jay-Jay Okocha to get his ideas forward of the conflict.

You’re a legend of African soccer and the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations. We nonetheless keep in mind your fabulous objective within the last of the 2000 version in opposition to Cameroon at house and also you received the competitors in 1994. What does the event symbolize for an African footballer?

It’s actually crucial for an African footballer as a result of nothing is extra lovely than realizing that you’re an African champion, that you’re one of the best staff in Africa. So, for us, it’s priceless, as Africans, to win or take part within the AFCON.

Who do you assume is the favourite on this competitors?

My favourite, after all, is Nigeria, naturally (laughing). Come on, we’ll wait and see.

What do you consider the title holders Senegal, or Morocco, semi-finalist of the final World Cup?

No doubt, we now have loads of groups that we are able to say have what it takes to win. As you mentioned, Senegal – I used to be at their recreation yesterday, they gave an excellent efficiency. Morocco, after all, we all know they had been spectacular on the World Cup and we anticipate them to do nicely. However on the identical time, once you have a look at groups like Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, you possibly can’t neglect them, they confirmed how troublesome the AFCON has change into. You possibly can not take into account a staff as underdogs. In fact, there may be additionally the organizing nation, Cote d’Ivoire.

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Nigeria expects rather a lot from its striker and star, Victor Osimhen. As a legend of the Nigerian choice who carried this staff for an excellent interval, what would it not take for him to satisfy the expectations positioned on him?

We all know that Victor Osimhen is a world-class goalscorer, a really nice participant. He wants the companies of his staff and I consider he received them on this first match. It’s not on a regular basis that we see him miss clear alternatives. I believe he’s desirous to appropriate his errors and with him, we now have hope and we consider in him as a result of we all know he’s able to shining in any competitors.

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