Nigeria Vs Ghana at AFCON final clasch - Soccer fans predict Nigeria, Ghana final. Following Nigerian Super Eagles' qualification for the semi-final of the ongoing 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa on Sunday, Nigerian fans are predicting a final clash between their team and Ghana, and a possible victory for the latter.
They also expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Super Eagles in their 2-1 victory over highly-fancied Cote d'Ivoire in the quarter-final.
“I must say I am impressed by the team's performance on Sunday, many of us did not give them the chance to qualify for the semi finals because of their previous lacklustre performance,' Tunde Alabi, a 25-year-old fan, told PANA.
“Having defeated Cote d’Ivoire, one of the favourites to lift the cup, I believe the Super Eagles can win the trophy. As it is now, I foresee Nigeria meeting Ghana in the final and if that happens, for sure we will win,” Alabi said.
But some other fans are expressing reservation about the chances of the Super Eagles.
Even though they are happy with the team's performance on Sunday, they wonder if it can sustain the tempo.
“Before the match, I never gave the Super Eagles any chance against Cote d’Ivoire, I hope they will not allow this to get into their heads, because the match will get tougher. I am still one of those who still have reservation about their performance. Mali is not a pushover, but if they (Eagles) win and probably meet Ghana, it will be a tough one,” said another fan, Patrick Okafor.
Meanwhile, with the four teams qualifying for the semi-finals all coming from West Africa, two possible scenarios have emerged for the final.
The first scenario is an all-Anglophone final in the continental championship, that is if Ghana beats Burkina Faso and Nigeria defeats Mali.
On the other hand, it could be an all-Francophone final if Mali and Burkina Faso won their semi-final matches.
“One thing that is certain is that the cup this time around for sure will be coming to the West African sub-region. I think this is remarkable and a pointer to the strength of the teams in the area,” Alabi added.