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Ivory Coast wins their third Africa Cup of Nations title after beating Nigeria 2-1


After witnessing an astonishing number of goals, unexpected surprises, and non-stop excitement, the Africa Cup of Nations has come to an end after Ivory Coast managed to come from behind to secure a thrilling victory on their home turf.

It was a highly competitive encounter and entertaining as well with lots of emotions from both fans and the players on the field .

William Troost-Ekong gave Nigeria the lead with a powerful header just before the end of the first half.

However, in the 62nd minute, Franck Kessie equalized with a header after taking advantage of being left unmarked at the back post from Adingra’s corner.

The real hero of the match was Sebastien Haller who made a significant impact by flicking in Simon Adingra’s cross with the tip of his boot, sealing the 2-1 comeback win for Ivory Coast.

The Super Eagles were aiming for a fourth continental crown in Abidjan but that didn’t go as planned with the Ivorians clinching the trophy.

Ivory Coast have now won it the third time after their triumphs in 1992 and 2015 and also becoming the first host nation to win the African Cup of Nations since Egypt in 2006.


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