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Abedi tips Eagles for semi-final

Africa’s football legend, Abedi Pele Ayew, has tipped Nigeria to qualify for the semi final of the 27th African Cup of Nations ahead of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun.

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Speaking on Super Sports, Abedi who won his first Nations Cup gold medal with Ghana in his debut appearance in 1982 said that he was voting for the Nigerian team because of the calibre of players the country parades and the sense of purpose so far demonstrated by the players.

Looking ahead of the Monday clash between the Eagles and their Camerounian counterparts, Abedi said he was sure that everything being equal, the Nigerian team have an edge over Cameroun.

“I am tipping Nigeria,” Abedi said, arguing, “I am saying this because of the level of determination, the quality of players and their pedigree. I strongly feel that they will carry the day.”

He said that the teams that having all the teams that qualified for the World Cup among the last eight in the Nations Cup shows the quality the teams were made of. “They want to show that thier World Cup qualification was not a fluke and the players really want to show that they are in top form. Every one of them playing at the Nations Cup want to be at the World Cup.”


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