AFCON 2023: Côte d'Ivoire Beats Nigeria To Become African Champions

AFCON 2023: Côte d'Ivoire Beats Nigeria To Become African Champions

  • Côte d'Ivoire clinched their AFCON title, defeating Nigeria, the hosts, in regulation time Williams Troost-Ekong netted the opener for Nigeria in the first half
  • The whole nation erupted in joy, as Ivory Coast secured the win, and the referee signalled the end of the match
  • Many expressed their emotions on social media as the team rejoiced in their triumph while Nigerians took the consolation prize

Côte d'Ivoire achieved their AFCON glory, overcoming Nigeria, the hosts, in a thrilling 90-minute showdown. Williams Troost-Ekong, the defender, broke the deadlock for Nigeria in the first half but Sebastien Haller sealed it for the Ivorians.

The whole nation burst into a state of joy, as Côte d'Ivoire claimed the coveted trophy and the referee marked the conclusion of the match, many poured out their feelings on social media as the team celebrated their remarkable feat.

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Ivory coast wins Nigeria. Photo credit: @caf_online/X
Source: UGC

Troost Ekong Interviews Osimhen

Meanwhile, it was reported that a heartwarming video that captures Nigerian captain and defender Troost-Ekong interviewing his fellow teammate Victor Osimhen has sparked interest on TikTok.

In the candid conversation, the striker opens up about his humble beginnings and the challenges he faced growing up in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city.

He shares how he had to resort to selling water bottles in traffic jams and cleaning dirty gutters to survive and support his family. He also talks about his passion for football and how he never gave up on his dreams despite the odds.

Coach Fae speaks on winning formula

Earlier, reported about the determination of Emerse Fae, head coach of The Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire, to defeat the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final.

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In an interview before the game, the coach said:

"We will take stock in the next two days, "we will analyse Nigeria; even though we played them in the group stage, we will see the strategy to implement for the final."

Coach Fae, who has now won Côte d'Ivoire their third trophy, took over from Jean Louis Gasset after their disastrous outing in the group stages.

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