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Super Eagles will win 2023 AFCON title – Mikel Obi

Super Eagles will win 2023 AFCON title - Mikel Obi

Former Nigerian men’s football team captain, Mikel Obi has predicted the Super Eagles to lift the 2023 African Cup of Nations billed to take place in Ivory Coast.

Nigeria was drawn against hosts, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea in Group A of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The draw was held at the Parc Des Expositions in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday night, October 12

While the Super Eagles will face Equatorial Guinea in their opening fixture, Ivory Coast will battle Guinea-Bissau on January 13.

Nigeria last won the tournament in 2013 with Mikel as the captain and will look to win its fourth after recording success at the 1980 and 1994 editions.

Talking to CAF online on Thursday,  Mikel confidently stated that the Super Eagles will turn out victorious and take the trophy home to Nigeria.

“This is coming home. The tournament is coming home, AFCON 2023 is coming home to Nigeria.” Mikel Obi said.

All group winners and runners-up and the four highest-ranked third-placed teams qualify for the knockout stage.

Twenty-four teams will be taking part in the delayed competition billed for January 13 and February 11, 2024. The tournament was supposed to hold this year but moved following the 2022 World Cup which was held in December.

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