AFCON 2023: Ivory Coast defeat Nigeria to win final

Ivory Coast have emerged the champions of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The hosts came from behind to beat Nigeria 2-1 in Sunday’s final.

The Super Eagles took the lead through William Troost-Ekong’s powerful header in the first half.

Ekong headed the Super Eagles in front against the run of play at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara (38).

Franck Kessie rose at the far post to meet Simon Adingra’s corner to deservedly level matters (61).

Ivory Coast looked set for an early exit when they lost their final group game 4-0 to Equatorial Guinea but scraped through to the knockout phase before beating Senegal, Mali and DR Congo.

But Sebastien Haller met another Adingra cross to superbly flick home the winner (81) for his most important moment in an Ivory Coast shirt.

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