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Côte d’Ivoire Crowned AFCON Champions | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Feb 11, 2024

 

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have lost to the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Eagles were defeated 2-1 by the Ivorians at the Olympic stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan, on Sunday.

The Elephants came from behind to claim the title.

Nigeria skipper, William Ekong, gave the Super Eagles the lead with a well-executed header seven minutes before halftime.

However, Franck Kessie equalized for Côte d’Ivoire just two minutes after the hour-mark.

Striker Sebastien Haller then scored the winner with ten minutes remaining, completing the Ivorian victory.

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