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AFCON: Osaze Odemwingie predicts winner of final clash

 


Former Super Eagles forward Osaze Odemwingie has said the team.has an advantage over Ivory Coast as the two West African giants clash in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, on Sunday.

The Super Eagles defeated the Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire 1-0 during the group stage of the competition.

Ivory Coast beat defending champions Senegal, Mali, and Dr Congo en route to the final.

“Hopefully, history repeats itself and we beat them once again in this tournament, I think we have the upper hand emotionally and maybe mentally because we know we have already had a good performance against them with the support of the crowd,” Odemwinge said to Channels Television.

“So I think the boys will have it at the back of their minds that during this tournament, they have already won but you know at the same time you know a very good start is very important.

“We have all the talents. We have a team with more talented players than Cote d’Ivoire. If we match them physically, they cannot match us for skill and that would be my hope that all these skills you know come out in the game because we want to unlock their defense.

“They conceded four goals against Equatorial Guinea, so there are places to exploit and I am sure they will show them the images of where those goals came from, and hopefully, our boys will do the same thing and use those key weak areas in their team because scoring will be important and if we can score first, obviously it will us you you know to keep their fans and all home support quiet.”

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