12th February, 2024
By Oluwapelumi Oluwayemi
Nigerians have descended on Nollywood actor turned clergyman, Yul Edochie, for his second inaccurate prophecy regarding the final outcome of AFCON 2023.
Just hours before the match, Yul confidently predicted that the game would not go into a penalty shootout and will end in a comfortable victory for Nigeria over Ivory Coast.
In his own words, “Today’s game will not reach a penalty shootout. Nigeria will defeat Ivory Coast comfortably.”
However, much to the disappointment of many, Yul’s prediction did not materialize as Ivory Coast emerged victorious with a score of 2-1.
Yul subsequently took to his Instagram page to commend the efforts of the Super Eagles, emphasizing that reaching the finals was a commendable achievement akin to victory itself.
He expressed pride in their performance throughout the tournament, thanking them for their dedication.
“It is well. Thank you, Super Eagles. Reaching the finals is a significant achievement. We are proud of you all. Exceptional performance in the tournament.”
Recall that this is the second time he will be making a failed prediction following his prediction before semi-finals, claiming to have a feeling that South Africa might surprise Nigeria but this prophecy was negated as Nigeria defeated South Africa.