- Ahead of the Super Eagles of Nigeria's African Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final match with South Africa, a white man has given his prediction
- While admitting that Nigeria was a heavy favourite to win the tournament, he noted that South Africa has had an impressive showing so far
- CAF-accredited sports expert, Ayomide Oguntimehin, shares his thoughts on the rise in accurate AFCON match predictions
Jordan Buhr, a white man, has predicted the final score of Wednesday's AFCON semi-final clash between Nigeria and South Africa.
Jordan failed to choose an actual winner. In the other semis clash, he predicted that Ivory Coast would triumph by two goals to nil against DR Congo.
He believes the host nation would emerge as the tournament's victor on Sunday, February 11.
CAF-accredited sports analyst reacts
Speaking with Legit.ng, a CAF-accredited sports expert weighed in on the rise in accurate AFCON match predictions. In his words:
"I'm still surprised people are getting AFCON predictions correctly as the tournament has been unpredictable.
"It has actually been unpredictable. I mean, who would have thought Nigeria would draw Equatorial Guinea and win Ivory Coast in the group stage?
"If I was to predict those games, I'd have predicted the Super Eagles to win against Equatorial Guinea and lose to Ivory Coast. Or who would have seen Morocco's early exit from the tournament?
"For EPL and other club matches, it is easy for people to predict based on statistics and performances. But it's tricky with AFCON."
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Netizens bicker over his predictions
Elems Iam said:
"Only countries with white in the middle and green at the end of their flag will smell the finals."
"You people should allow us watch the game pls! it only make sense if we watch the game without all these analysis! we enjoy the game better that way."
"Oga rest, we are coming back to this page, when we are done eating banana banana ."
"The lord said to me that Nigeria will win the trophy."
Linda Gishgesh Madondo said:
"Okay I never wanted to say this but the final will be South Africa vs Congo."
Doskiiee Rsa Cpm said:
"Bafana must play defensive football till penalties,i trust my goal keeper."
Siyabulela. M said:
"If South Africa takes it to penalties they've already won."
Man predicts Nigeria versus South Africa scoreline
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a man who had been predicting AFCON games correctly had given the scoreline for Nigeria's semis match.
In a Facebook post in the early hours of Wednesday, Temitope took a swipe at those waiting for his predictions to fail and clarified that he never claimed to be a prophet to be releasing prophecies.
While reiterating that Nigeria would win the tournament, Temitope revealed that the scoreline recurring in his subconsciousness was two-nil in favour of the Super Eagles.
He added that it would be another clean sheet and an easier game for Nigeria.