The 34th edition of the prestigious African Cup of Nations (AFCON) saw the Elephants of La Côte d’Ivoire clinch victory over the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a thrilling final showdown.
Despite Nigeria seizing the lead in the 38th minute, Ivory Coast managed to equalise in the 62nd minute and eventually secure the winning goal in the 81st minute of regular play.
William Troost-Ekong netted Nigeria’s goal, while Ivory Coast found the back of the net through strikes from Franck Kessie and Sebastian Haller.
In a captivating match witnessed by their home supporters, the Ivorians dashed Nigeria’s hopes of claiming their fourth AFCON title, ultimately emerging triumphant with a 2-1 victory.
This decisive encounter on Sunday, February 11, 2024, marked the conclusion of the 2023 AFCON tournament, which commenced on January 10, 2024.