Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, said that it was God who saved President Bola Tinubu from Nigerians’ “koboko” if he had attended AFCON final match between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire.
Recall that the Elephants of Ivory Coast clinched victory against the Super Eagles of Nigeria during the highly anticipated match, securing their third AFCON title in a dramatic turn of events that left many Nigerian fans disheartened.
Taking to X, the former lawmaker hinted that if President Tinubu would have received a bash from Nigerians as the Super Eagles suffered defeat.
He posted, “If the President has attended that Match, na only God go save am from una koboko.”
The Ivorian team had a lacklustre performance in the group stages, managing only one win against two losses, including a 1-0 defeat to Nigeria and a shocking 4-0 loss to Equatorial Guinea.
This led to the dismissal of their coach, Jean-Louis Gasset, and the appointment of Emerse Fae, under whom the team staged a remarkable turnaround to win the championship.
The Super Eagles struggled to impose themselves on the game only for the Ivorian team to emerge victorious at the final.