Nigerians react as Yemi Alade warns Super Eagles on bad luck handshake in AFCON 2023 against Ivory Coast.
In the decisive match on Sunday night, host nation and two-time winners Ivory Coast will play Nigeria, who are aiming to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for a fourth time.
Nigeria prevailed 1-0 in their previous group-stage matchup between these two teams, and their paths to the championship have been entirely different.
Yemi Alade on Super Eagles vs Ivory Coast AFCON 2023 Final
Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Yemi Eberechi Alade is back in the spotlight.
Alade performed at the opening ceremony of the 2023 AFCON last month.
She is now trending ahead of the final between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Elephants of Ivory Coast.
In a statement on her official social media platforms, Alade issued a warning to the Super Eagles about handshakes ahead of the final.
She said, “Make some people no carry their bad luck go dey do handshake before our eagles play o.”
Super Eagles of Nigeria vs Ivory Coast
The game between Ivory Coast and Nigeria is slated to begin at 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2024.
The final game between Ivory Coast and Nigeria will take place at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.