BY KUNLE SOLAJA.
The three times that the Super Eagles won the Africa Cup of Nations, they avoided defeat to Cote d’Ivoire. Is history trying to repeat itself?
En-route Nigeria’s first win in 1980, they played goalless draw with Cote d;ivoire. When they won again in 1994, they eliminated Cote d’Ivoire in the semi-finals.
On their way to winning in 2013, it was au revoir Cote d’Ivoire in the quarter-finals. Already, Cote d’Ivoire have tasted the bitter pill of defeat from the Super Eagles in the current edition.
A win again this Sunday night confirms the assertion that Nigeria wins the cup when they avoided defeat to Cote d’Ivoire.