Yul Edochie replies those attacking him over failed AFCON prophecy

Nigerian actor turned pastor, Yul Edochie, has finally responded to those who have been criticising him over his ‘fake prophecy’ about the 2023 AFCON final.

Recall that he predicted before the match on Sunday, February 11 that the Super Eagles of Nigeria would defeat hosts, Cote d’Ivoire to win the title.

In a post on his Instagram page, Yul Edochie said; “Today’s game will not get a penalty shootout. Nigeria will comfortably defeat the Ivory Coast.”

However, the Jose Peseiro’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast despite having a 1-0 lead in the first half.

Following the loss, Nigerians on social media took to Yul’s page to express their disappointment and label his prophecy as fake.

Taking to his page to react amid the backlash, the thespian said that getting to the finals is as good as Nigeria winning the tournament.

Yul, who recently launched his church, thanked the Super Eagles and declared that the nation is proud of all of them for putting up a great performance.

He said; “It is well. Thank you Super Eagles. Getting to the finals is as good as winning. We are proud of you all. Great performance in the tournament.

Win or lose, good or bad, we’ve been here. I love my country Nigeria. Better days ahead. Giant of Africa.”

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Nigerian standup comedian and actor, Bovi has blamed Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro for his team’s defeat against Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Giving his opinion on the outcome after the game ended, Bovi blasted the coach for his tactics which made the team to not go on all out attack.

He faulted Peseiro’s strategy of relying on defense rather than attack, stressing that Super Eagles is known for dribbles, attack and fluidity, hence why the manager’s formation did not work out well.

The 44-year-old comic act also said that if Nigeria, with an early lead in the first half of the match, had won the 2023 AFCON, he would have still been pissed.

Bovi wrote: “Blame the coach. We are a footballing nation of flare. Fluidity, through passes, dribbles, attack. Not all out defence. Even if we’d won, I would still be pissed. The style was evidently alien to the players.”