- While the outcome of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) final broke the hearts of many Nigerians, it made a young man richer
- A Nigerian youth smiled to the bank with N2.9 million after his prediction of the final came to pass
- He excitedly showed off his winning bet ticket and shared with Legit.ng why he bet against the Super Eagles
Following the Super Eagles of Nigeria's defeat to the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire, a Nigerian man has won N2.9 million in football bet.
In a Facebook post made after Sunday's match, Augustine Egu, a comedian by the stage name Chinekeboy, showed off his winning bet ticket as he celebrated.
Details on the ticket showed he staked N1 million in favour of Cote d'Ivoire and cashed out N2.9 million when his prediction was successful.
Why Chinekeboy bet against Nigeria
When asked why he bet against the Super Eagles and how he foresaw their defeat, Chinekeboy told Legit.ng:
"I own a betting platform. That’s how I roll. I saw it and I played it."
Legit.ng further pressed him for further explanation on what he meant by 'I saw it and I played it' and he replied:
"I own NekeBetz where I give people predictions sometimes for free and money."
Chinekeboy did double-betting
Like Legit.ng, an inquisitive netizen still wondered how he won N2.9 million after earlier showing off that he bet N1 million in favour of the Super Eagles.
Chinekeboy then revealed he bet N1 million on both teams to win separately. In his words:
"...I also played Ivory to win. I played the 2… Brought our 2m for the game. And I have a gain of 900k."
Host Cote d'Ivoire beat Nigeria 2-1 to win their third AFCON cup.
Netizens react to Chinekeboy's win
Precious Amarachi said:
"Congratulations do giveaway."
Muna Darlington Hycienth said:
"Anything for us?"
Osama Comedian said:
"Chinekeboy u be winch."
Viola Thomas said:
"Congratulations!! I wish I did bet."
Comr Stanley Innocent said:
"Uncle, u can lie oooooooh. INEC like U, . U wey play Nigeria to win earlier."
Ogoke Loveday Chibuike said:
"Omg congratulations bro. Enjoy your money jooorrr."
Iyke Francis said:
"You done cash out nah."
Nigerian lady's dream about AFCON final comes to pass
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian lady's dream about the AFCON final had become a reality.
In a tweet on X hours before kick-off, Adunni revealed that she had a dream where Cote d'Ivoire won the Super Eagles by a lone goal.
Though the hosts did not win by the scoreline Adunni had dreamt of, it was a tough match. Cote d'Ivoire became a three-time AFCON winner, shattering the hearts of millions of Nigerians.
Before the match, Adunni was labelled a prophet of doom and bashed by Nigerian fans over her dream.
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