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Football | Afcon 2017

Benjamin Francis © Gallo Images

Francis sure of Eagles' victory



Super Eagles' left-back, Benjamin Francis has said the Stallions of Burkina Faso will not escape defeat in the hands of the Nigerian side.

Both West African foes are drawn in a titanic final clash on Sunday in Soweto, Johannesburg at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Francis, who admitted that the Burkinabes are a strong side, however said they cannot stop the Super Eagles from winning their third African title.

"Victory is certain for the Super Eagles. It will be an emphatic 2-0 scoreline that will be achieved within regulation time.

"Burkina Faso won't just lay back, they will surely fight hard and aim at winning their first title but victory will surely come to the Eagles.

"I'm not scared, our players' performances in the games against Cote d'Ivoire and Mali are convincing to any doubter that a far better performance is in the offing in Sunday's final. I'm confident the Eagles will win," said the Heartland defender to supersport.com.

The former Niger Tornadoes' defender will not stop commending the home-based players at the Afcon.

"Their performances are a source of happiness to us. I'm sure it will definitely attract positive attention to the domestic league as well as the players. Now people believe that good things can come from the local league," he said.



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