The Super Eagles of Nigeria will lock horns with the host Nation the Elephant of Cote D’Ivoire in the finals of the 2023 African Cup Nation slated for Sunday night at the Stade Alassane Quattara Stadium in Abidjan.
In their preliminaries games the Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Ivory Coast, Guinea Bissau and drew with Equatorial Guinea to emerge second in their group.
The Eagles also beat Angola, Cameroon and South Africa in the knock out stages of the competition to reach the finals of this term.
Meanwhile, the Egyptians are the most successful country in the history of the competition having won the title a record 7 times, while the indomitable Lions of Cameroon are the second most successful country in the history of the competition having won the title 5 times.
The Nigerian Super Eagles have won the title 3 times , while the Ivorian have won the trophy twice, and both sides could make history on Sundays clash as this game will determine the next AFCON Champions in 2023 edition of the competition.
The Eagles have done excellently well in the competition, having played 6 games winning 5 and drawing 1 in all. The Eagles head Coach Jose Peseiro must reinforce his midfield options if the Eagles must beat the Ivorian side.
The Portuguese tactician could do some changes in the midfield selection, by leaving Alex Iwobi on the bench and bring in some one else who could feed the Eagles attacking trio.
The Eagles defensive set up and their attacking trio are one of the best in the competition.
Meanwhile, Alex Iwobi lack the experience to boss the midfield in several games, and this could be trouble for the Nigerian side if nothing is done at the right time. He is not clinical defensively and even going forward.
The Eagles could beat the Elephant of Cote D’Ivoire if the Portuguese tactician could make some changes in the midfield area.