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Football | Nigeria

Afcon win will be double joy



Former Nigerian manager, Adegboye Onigbinde has said victory for Super Eagles in the final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations will be double joy for himself.

The Super Eagles will square up against the Stallions of Burkina Faso in the Sunday's final billed for the 94, 000-seat National Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Both West African foes shared points in their Group C opener in Nelspruit. While Nigeria eliminated Mali with a 4-1 scoreline, Burkina Faso humbled Ghana on penalties in the semifinals to pave the way for the titanic final clash.

Onigbinde said Eagles' manager, Stephen Keshi was in the 1994 Afcon gold-winning team and it will be self-fulfilling (for Keshi) to see his wards repeat the feat the side achieved 19 years ago in Tunis, Tunisia.

"It will be double joy for me to see the Super Eagles win the Afcon title on Sunday. Nineteen years ago Nigeria won the African title for the second time in Tunisia, Keshi was part of that history. I made him captain as Nigerian manager. I'll be very pleased to see him do it again for Nigeria as a coach. I'm expecting a good game from Nigeria and hopefully they will bring the cup back home.

"Before yesterday's (Wednesday's) semifinal game I told everybody that none of the teams in the last four would stop Nigeria. Nigeria have been improving by every game and if the trend continues I see them bringing the cup," said the Caf technical committee member to supersport.com.

Onigbinde said the Eagles are better off in the final playing as a team than as an individual stars.

"In football you don't departmentalise rather (you create) a system where each player supports themselves. You need team work not individual stars. Football is not a game of stars, so I pray the Eagles should continue playing as a team," he said.

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