By Victor Kanayo
Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu, will be in attendance when the Super Eagles take on hosts Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe revealed this during his interaction with the media on Friday evening, two days to the final cracker in Abidjan on Sunday.
Kick-off time of the highly anticipated match is 9pm (Nigerian Time).
Motsepe who gave insight about Tinubu’s readiness to be at the stadium on Sunday night, was answering questions regarding when an African nation will host the World Cup again after South Africa hosted in 2010.
Motsepe who is also a South African said, “Nigeria must put in a bid. The Nigerian President (Bola Tinubu) is coming to watch the final on Sunday. I will have a conversation with him about it.”
It would be recalled that Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima, was in attendance when the Super Eagles defeated the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the semi-final on Wednesday.
Nigeria and Cote d’ivoire will clash in the final at the Alassanne Quattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan.
To reach the final, while Nigeria beat South Africa 4-2 on penalties, Cote d’ivoire pipped DR Congo 1-0 in the semi-final.