Boni Khalwale's AFCON final prediction met with resolute sarcasm online
Former Kakamega County Senator Boni Khalwale must be wishing he never predicted the outcome of the Africa Cup of Nations final – well, at least he must be wishing he never predicted it online!
On Tuesday, July 16, Khalwale took to his Twitter to express his expectations on the much-anticipated Friday final, claiming the 'Lions of Teranga' (Senegal) were clear favourites to lift the iconic golden trophy.
"Senegal start clear favorites in tomorrow's final of the AFCON 2019 Finals in Cairo. A game that will bring to the surface the ingenuity of Sadio Mane against the dead ball magic of Riyad Mahrez of Algeria. The beautiful mosaic of Black & Arabic Africa..." the ex-Senator posted.
This tweet seemed to have sparked a wave of mockery among netizens, who quickly identified the mistake – the final not being on Wednesday as Khalwale projected.
The final match is scheduled for Friday, July 19 at the Cairo International Stadium. It kicks off at exactly 10:00pm East Africa time.
The match played on Wednesday was a third-place decider between Nigeria and Tunisia, where Odion Ighalo's strike secured bronze for the Super Eagles.
Here are some of the hilarious reactions captured by Game Yetu after the former senator's erroneous post: ?
???????????? Do you really go through your tweets mate!!!!! — The Blade (@musa_manza) July 16, 2019
the game is not tomorrow get the facts right,this is not politics but football its on friday — markfallen (@markfallen3) July 16, 2019
Black Africa and Berber Africa, just thought I'd throw that in there, it's an important point to us Algerians ???? — Younes H-Hamou (@youneshh) July 16, 2019
AFCON final is on Friday not tomorrow unless you’re twittering from other Continent — Brauli Brownn (@BrauliBrownn) July 17, 2019
So you have decided to push finals from Friday 19th to tomorrow 17th? — fred mabwa (@mabwa_fred) July 16, 2019
finals is on Friday, i think you are confusing with bull fighting — Edwin Leboo (@EdwinLeboo) July 16, 2019
Afcon final was brought forward to tomorrow again??? Algeria itachukwa hiyo asubuhi na mapema bila jasho hata kidogo — J Odera (@JOdera4) July 16, 2019
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