AFCON 2023: US Mission Picks Favourite Team as Nigeria Face Ivory Coast

AFCON 2023: US Mission Picks Favourite Team as Nigeria Face Ivory Coast

  • The US Mission in Nigeria has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to defeat the host country of the AFCON 2023, Ivory Coast
  • Recall that the two teams will be having their second march of the tournament on Thursday by 6 pm Nigeria time
  • The Super Eagles and the Ivory Coast national team have shared three wins each in nine encounters in the history of AFCON journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - The United States Mission in Nigeria has tipped the Super Eagles to defeat Ivory Coast as the two countries set for the pitch in the ongoing 2023 African Cup of Nations.

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The Super Eagles were tipped in a tweet by the missing on Thursday, January 18, hours ahead of the match will be taking place in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast capital.

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US Mission believes Nigeria will defeat Ivory Coast Photo Credit: US Mission in Nigeria
Source: Twitter

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Recall that Ivory Coast is the host country for the AFCON 2023, and the match will be the second for the two countries.

The tweet reads in part:

"The U.S. Mission in Nigeria will be pulling for the @SuperEagles. Drop a flag emoji in the chat! SuperEagles #AFCON2024"

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and host Cote d’Ivoire match has been described as an epic encounter in the ongoing tournament.

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The Super Eagles had played a 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea, a result that was not looking favourable for the team to qualify for the next tournament stage.

The Super Eagles need at least a marginal victory against the host country to boost their chances in the tournament. However, the Thursday fixture against Ivory Coast could be dangerous and a threat to qualify for the semi-finals.

Ivory Coast and the Super Eagles have met on nine occasions in AFCON. They have both shared three wins in the history of the tournament.

See the tweet here:

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: or call 08161717844