- 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.
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 Legit.ng:
"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."
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, YEN.com.gh 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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