AFCON 2023 Final: Omah Lay, Kurt Zouma Predict How Nigeria Winning Would Look Like

AFCON 2023 Final: Omah Lay, Kurt Zouma Predict How Nigeria Winning Would Look Like

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Omah Lay has given a preview of what would happen if Nigeria win the AFCON final
  • The Super Eagles play hosts Ivory Coast in the February 11 final for 2023 top honours
  • He was talking to West Ham captain Kurt Zouma ahead of the showdown in Abidjan

Nigerian singer Omah Lay and Kurt Zouma linked up to talk about Nigeria's chances of winning the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles are set to face Ivory Coast in the final at the Alassana Ouattara Stadium on February 11 after four weeks of fantastic football action.

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Nigeria players train on February 10 ahead of the AFCON final. Photo by Franck Fife.
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Jose Peseiro's side were not one of the pre-tournament favourites, but their confidence grew as the names went by, thanks to a solid defensive line. They have only conceded once in open play, with their biggest win coming against Sunday's opponents in the group stage.

Meanwhile, the Ivory Coast was saved from the brink of elimination by Morocco. They eliminated the defending champions Senegal before digging deep to see off Mali and DR Congo. The Elephants sacked their coach, Jean Louis-Gasset, with Emerse Fae taking over on an interim basis.

Why Omah Lay wants Nigeria to win AFCON 2023

Omah Lay would love to see a Nigerian win, which would be their first triumph since 2013.

"It will be amazing how crazy the people are going to jump. I am hopeful that this is going to be the year for us."

The Understand hitmaker was talking to West Ham captain Zouma on the eve of the final, promising that the world would shake if Nigeria won.

"This means a lot. The world is going to shake."

Zouma had two teammates at this year's edition, with Ghana's Mohamed Kudus getting knocked out in the group stage. Nayef Aguerd and his Morocco side were eliminated in the round of 16 by South Africa.

What Nigeria need to do to beat Ivory Coast

Sports Brief has also reported on what Nigeria needs to do to beat Ivory Coast in the AFCON final. Nigeria will walk into the game as favourites, but the hosts will be buoyed after seeing off heavyweights on their route to the final.

Peseiro can back on his strong defensive set-up but should be worried about how South Africa had easy pickings in the semi-final.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)