Mikel Obi Reveals Team To Win 2023 AFCON In Cote d’Ivoire

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has claimed that Nigeria will win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, which begins later this month in Ivory Coast.

He also predicted that Napoli attacker Victor Osimhen would be the tournament’s finest player.

“Nigeria will win the 2023 AFCON, and Victor Osimhen will win player of the tournament,” Mikel said in an interview with CNN World Sport.

“He [Victor Osimhen] is on fire. For me, he looks a little bit like Didier Drogba; he scores goals, he holds up play—a strong, young, and energetic striker.

“When it comes to the striking department, I think right now we are blessed. We are blessed with a lot of players there. [Taiwo] Awoniyi is doing well for Nottingham Forest and also for the national team. We also have Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen, who is doing really well. So we are quite blessed when it comes to striking force. But we just have to fix some little issues with the defence and goalkeeping. I think if we can be able to do that, we’ve got a very good chance.”

The hosts, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea are all in Group A, along with the Super Eagles.

Nigeria’s campaign will begin on January 15 with their opening group encounter against Equatorial Guinea.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.