Ivory Coast Stuns Nigeria 2-1, Claims Third AFCON Title!


Ivory Coast on Sunday night won the 34th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after defeating Nigeria’s Super Eagles 2-1.

Williams Troost-Ekong’s header in the 38th minute initially put Nigeria in the lead, but Frank Kessie’s equalizer in the 62nd minute leveled the game.

Sebastian Haller’s goal in the 81st minute, off a corner, secured the victory for the hosts.

Nigeria struggled to handle the pressure after the game was tied, allowing Ivory Coast to capitalize on the situation.

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This win marks the Ivorians’ third AFCON trophy, following their victories in 1992 and 2015.

More to follow…

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