AFCON 2023: Ex-Super Eagles Defender Gives Reasons Why Nigeria Will Fail In Côte d’Ivoire


With 85 days to the kickoff, former Nigeria International Abbey George has stated the reason the Super Eagles will not win the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

The 3-time African champions are tipped among the favourites due to the avalanche of star players at their disposal.

But former Crewe Alexandria defender believes the team is not strong enough to emerge as the winner of the biennial tournament.

“We are patriotic as a country, we forget to check the present weather forecast.

This current team is not as strong as our 2013 squad and in my opinion, that team overachieved based on the team they were up against.

“Even if we magically produce a prime Vincent Enyeama and put him behind this team, I still wouldn’t back us to win the AFCON. I hope they prove me wrong but I doubt they will”, he said.

George was part of the Super Eagles team that finished in the 2004 AFCON in Tunisia.