Disappointed fans took their frustration to extreme lengths as they witnessed Nigeria’s loss to Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final. In a fit of anger and disbelief, a group of approximately five young boys resorted to destroying their television set.
The tense match saw Ivory Coast emerge victorious, securing a historic win as the first host nation since Egypt in 2006 to claim the AFCON title. Sebastien Haller, once again the hero for the Elephants, orchestrated a thrilling comeback to seal a 2-1 victory over Nigeria.
Despite the Super Eagles’ valiant efforts, the defeat proved too much for some fans to bear. In an act of frustration, the group of disappointed supporters tore apart their television set, which they had forcibly ripped from the wall.
The victory for Ivory Coast was particularly poignant, considering the challenges they had overcome throughout the tournament, including the departure of their coach following two early defeats in the group stage.
However, their resilience paid off, as they secured their third continental title, adding to their previous Nations Cup victories in 1992 and 2015.