Nigeria legend, Austine Jay Okocha, has revealed what the Super Eagles must do to beat Cote d’Ivoire in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations clash.

Hosts Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria will clash at the Alassanne Quattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan on Thursday.

Okocha reckoned that experience and the right mindset will be key for Jose Peseiro’s men in achieving victory.

“I think what the key will be experience, desire and state of mind. For me, they are professionals, and they know the importance of this match, I think their mindset will be the key,” the former midfielder told CAFonline.

Okocha however said the Super Eagles must expect a difficult game against the hosts

“Absolutely! Every match is difficult but when you play the host country, it is even more difficult. But, of course the beauty of football is that if you want to be champions, you have to win against the best,” Okocha added.

“And as we know, in football, every match is difficult. If you are well prepared, you have a chance of winning your match. But, we Nigerians, we know that it will be a difficult match but also, we believe that we have enough potential to be able to win this match.”

AFCON 2023: How Super Eagles can beat Cote d’Ivoire – Okocha

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