Former Nigerian Coach drops bombshell on alleged match-fixing of AFCON Final


Former Nigeria national team coach, Adegboye Onigbinde has alleged the 1984 AFCON final against Cameroon was “traded” by what he described as elements in the Nigerian football fraternity and he has vowed to reveal every detail.

Onigbinde gave this stunning admission in a telephone interview with while reacting to Nigeria’s semi-final defeat to Algeria at the ongoing AFCON.


The highly respected Coach and former Caf instructor who has continued to advocate for an indigenous Coach leading the Eagles, insists there is a conspiracy at the highest levels of Nigeria football administration.


“In 1984 Nigeria came second under my watch at the finals of Afcon against Cameroon in Cote d’ivoire, I lost that because the administrators traded the match and I will soon reveal their names soon,” Onigbinde said.

The Eagles lost the finals of the 1984 Afcon finals against the indomitable lions 3-1; the only goal was scored by Mudashiru Lawal.


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