Two years ago in Egypt the super Eagles of Nigeria met their waterloo in the quarter Finals when the Elephants of Cote D’voir eliminated them in a shock quarter final defeat.
Today these two teams meet again and in the group stage this time and are set to to prove a point. The Ivoirians will be out to show last time’s heroics was no fluke especially after winning that game with a controversial Didier Drogba goal deemed by most Nigerians to have been an offside goal.
Nigerians on their part will be out for a revenge mission and according to them, despite the pedigree of the Ivoirians, ‘they fear no foes’.
The Eagles are rated as the best team in the tournament by CAF and will definitely want to live up to that rating against these Elephants a distant 8th position in the current CAF rating. However, from in the past we have seen that these rating usually count for nothing when the chips are down and the Super Eagles will have to go all out for a victory against the Ivoirians rated as one of the favourites in this championship.
For the Eagles, they’ve got all the motivation to go for a win if only for the sack of revenge. We have also learnt about the very high spirit in camp and we hope this counts for them too.
In any case I will be back here for post match analysis and comment. So keep a date.
Meanwhile you can read what Nigerian Fans are saying about his match and join the debate.