Nigeria to Play Host Nation Ivory Coast in AFCON 2023 Final

Nigeria to Play Host Nation Ivory Coast in AFCON 2023 Final

  • Three-time Africa champions Nigeria will face hosts Ivory Coast, who dominated the Democratic Republic of Congo but had to settle for a 1-0 win in Abidjan in the AFCON 2023 final
  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria triumphed after a 1-1 draw following extra time in Bouake in the latest of many dramatic matches at this biennial African football showpiece
  • The AFCON 2023 final between Nigeria and Ivory Coast will be played on Sunday, February 11, at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan

Nigeria will play the Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire in the Final of the African Cup of Nations(AFCON) 2023.

The AFCON 2023 crucial fixture was confirmed after Côte d'Ivoire defeated DR Congo in the second semifinal match on Wednesday night, February 7.

Nigeria is going to face the Ivory Coast in the AFCON 2023 final.
Nigeria had met Ivory Coast in the AFCON 2023 group stage. Images: @NGSuperEagles, @BafanaBafana
Source: UGC

While Nigeria dispatched South Africa through penalties, hosts Ivory Coast beat Congo one nil.

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It will be the eighth final appearance by Nigeria, champions in 1980, 1994 and 2013, and the fourth by 1992 and 2015 title winners Ivory Coast.

After the seesaw struggle for supremacy in Bouake, the Ivory Coast continued a remarkable comeback in the tournament by defeating DR Congo.

Borussia Dortmund star Sebastien Haller was the 65th-minute match-winner as his boot connected with a cross, and the ball struck the ground, then rose over goalkeeper Lionel Mpasi and into the net.

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Nwabali, one of AFCON 2023's stars, was solid throughout the 120 minutes of action at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake, Ivory Coast.

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