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Cote D’Ivoire Defeat Nigeria 2-1 as the Elephants Win AFCON 2024

Cote D’Ivoire Defeat Nigeria 2-1 as the Elephants Win AFCON 2024
  • PublishedFebruary 12, 2024

The Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-1 on Sunday as they won the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Despite the fact that Nigeria looked set to repeat their 1-0 victory over the Ivorians at the Ebimpe Olympic Stadium during the group stage when captain William Troost-Ekong netted a penalty to decide that first meeting the Super Eagles dashed the hopes of Nigerians who trusted in their ability to win the AFCON 2024 as they failed to fly.

Franck Kessie equalised just after the hour mark and Haller turned in Simon Adingra’s cross in the 81st minute to spark wild celebrations among the sea of orange in the Abidjan stands.

Ivory Coast’s success sees them add this year’s title to those claimed in 1992 and 2015, while this win also allows them to join Nigeria on three Cup of Nations triumphs overall.

Cote d’Ivoire has however announced Monday a work-free day to celebrate the Elephants’ victory.

The hosts overcame Nigeria 2-1 on Sunday night to claim their third AFCON title.

The locals celebrated the team’s victory into the night.

Meanwhile, Abidjan’s Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium will host a trophy parade today.

President Alssanne Quattara and other top government officials are expected to be present.

During the parade, the president is expected to give cash reward to the players and their officials.

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Regina Robinson

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