Nigerian Man Rejoices As He Wins GH₵23K After Betting Against Super Eagles In AFCON Final

Nigerian Man Rejoices As He Wins GH₵23K After Betting Against Super Eagles In AFCON Final

  • While the outcome of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) final broke the hearts of many Nigerians, it made a young man richer
  • A Nigerian youth smiled to the bank with GH₵23K after his prediction of the final came to pass
  • He excitedly showed off his winning bet ticket and shared why he bet against the Super Eagles

Following the Super Eagles of Nigeria's defeat to the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire, a Nigerian man won GH₵23K in football bets.

In a Facebook post made after Sunday's match, Augustine Egu, a comedian named Chinekeboy, showed off his winning bet ticket as he celebrated.

Reactions as Nigerian man wins sports bet of N2.9m after his AFCON final prediction came to pass
He won his bet against the Super Eagles. Photo Credit: Franck Fife, Facebook/Augustine Egu
Source: UGC

Details on the ticket showed he staked GH₵8K in favour of Cote d'Ivoire and cashed out GH₵23K when his prediction was successful.

Why Chinekeboy bet against Nigeria

When asked why he bet against the Super Eagles and how he foresaw their defeat, Chinekeboy told

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"I own a betting platform. That’s how I roll. I saw it and I played it."

Legit. ng further pressed him for further explanation on what he meant by 'I saw it, and I played it', and he replied:

"I own NekeBetz where I give people predictions sometimes for free and money."

Chinekeboy did double-betting

Like Legit. ng, an inquisitive netizen, still wondered how he won GH₵23K after showing off that he bet GH₵8K in favour of the Super Eagles.

Chinekeboy then revealed he bet GH₵8K on both teams to win separately. In his words:

"...I also played Ivory to win. I played the 2… Brought our 2m for the game. And I have a gain of 900k."

Host Cote d'Ivoire beat Nigeria 2-1 to win their third AFCON cup.

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Netizens react to Chinekeboy's win.

Precious Amarachi said:

"Congratulations do giveaway."

Muna Darlington Hycienth said:

"Anything for us?"

Osama Comedian said:

"Chinekeboy u be winch."

Viola Thomas said:

"Congratulations!! I wish I did bet."

Comr Stanley Innocent said:

"Uncle, u can lie oooooooh. INEC like U, . U wey play Nigeria to win earlier."

Ogoke Loveday Chibuike said:

"Omg congratulations bro. Enjoy your money jooorrr."

Iyke Francis said:

"You done cash out nah."

AFCON 2023: Côte d'Ivoire Beats Nigeria To Become African Champions

Meanwhile, reported that Côte d'Ivoire beat Nigeria in a 2-1 thrilling encounter to be crowned African champions at the 2023 AFCON tournament.

Williams Troost-Ekong, the Nigerian defender, broke the deadlock for Nigeria in the first half, but Sebastien Haller sealed it for the Ivorians with a spectacular finish.

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