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Ivory Coast 1-2: African champion for the third time in its history

Ivory Coast 1-2: African champion for the third time in its history

African Nations Cup

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations was awarded to Ivory Coast after the final match with Nigeria at Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan | Sunday, February 11, 2024
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Ivory Coast returned to the top of Africa after a nine-year hiatus after defeating Nigeria 2-1 in the final in Abidjan.

the Cote d'Ivoire She won the African Cup of Nations by defeating them Nigeria with 2-1 After a surprise in the Abidjan final.

PAOK's William Troost-Ekong became the first player to score in the final between the Elephants, but Franck Kessier and Sebastien Alli turned things around in the second half and gave their team the trophy that left Senegal behind.

The hosts entered the field with great force, possessed the ball and started creating stages early. A corner kick in the 36th minute gave the Super Eagles the opportunity to advance with a header by their captain, but the match was reversed.

Nigeria had two finals and Ivory Coast nine in the first part, so Emers Faye did not change anything in his team. The score was established relatively quickly as Franck Kessier equalized in the 62nd minute with a header, getting the party started in the stands of Alassane Ouattara.

Jose Peseiro's side were locked in their own stadium and Acte chased down the surprise goal he found with Alli in the 81st minute and had no trouble saving it.

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After four finals that ended in a 0-0 draw, which were decided on penalty kicks, the “Elephants” scored a goal and conceded for the first time, and rose to the top of the African continent for the third time.

  • NigeriaNwabale, Ajaji, Troost-Ekong, Bassey, Aina, Onyeka (86' Mofi), Iwobi (79' Yusuf), Sanusi (86' Aribo), Chukwueze (56' Simon), Osimhen, Lookman (79' Iheanatso).
  • Cote d'Ivoire: G Fofana, Aurier (70' Senjo), Kosono, Inteka, Konan, Kessiere, Seri (90+2 Lazar), S. Fofana (88' Sanjar), Grandel (70' Diakite), Alli (88' Crasu). ), Andingra

The “Golden” Bible.

  • 7 conquests: Egypt (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)
  • 5 conquests: Cameroon (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017)
  • 4 conquests: Ghana (1963, 1965, 1978, 1982)
  • 3 conquests: Nigeria (1980, 1994, 2013), Ivory Coast (1992, 2015, 2023)
  • 2 conquests: Democratic Republic of the Congo (1968, 1974), Algeria (1990, 2019)
  • 1 Al-Fath: Ethiopia (1962), Congo (1972), Sudan (1970), Morocco (1976), South Africa (1996), Tunisia (2004), Zambia (2012), Senegal (2021).