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AFCON 2023: Nigeria clash against Cote d’Ivoire will be tough – Jay Jay Okocha

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Jay-Jay Okocha arriving before the 2022 CAF Awards at Mohammed VI Complex in Sale, Morocco on 21 July 2022 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

African football icon, Jay-Jay Okocha has revealed Nigeria’s clash against Cote d’Ivoire will be tough.

The match that the world is waiting for in the group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023.

The Elephants take on the Super Eagles on Thursday, January 18, in their second Group A match.

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Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw by Equatorial Guinea in their opening clash, while Cote d’Ivoire triumphed to a 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau.

He said, “Absolutely! Every match is difficult but when you play the host country, it is even more difficult. But, of course the beauty of football is that if you want to be champions, you have to win against the best. And as we know, in football, every match is difficult.

“If you are well prepared, you have a chance of winning your match. But, we Nigerians, we know that it will be a difficult match but also, we believe that we have enough potential to be able to win this match.”

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