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Ivory Coast surprises Nigeria to win the AFCON 2023 final.


A stunning come-from-behind victory on home soil helped Ivory Coast defeat Nigeria in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final.

Sebastien Haller, the team’s standout player, secured the nation’s third continental crown with a goal with just nine minutes remaining in the game.

With the tip of his boot, Haller—who had earlier scored the winner of the semi-final—demonstrated amazing talent by volleying in Simon Adingra’s cross. This goal brought the incredible comeback from the second half to a close and sent the home crowd into joyous jubilation.

A corner kick by William Troost-Ekong resulted in a stunning header for Nigeria to take the lead at halftime.

But in the sixty-twoth minute, Franck Kessie tied the score after taking advantage of an error made by the Nigerian defense and nodding in Adingra’s corner without being marked.

On the other hand, Ivory Coast controlled the game and deservedly won.

With this accomplishment, Ivory Coast has now won three Nations Cups, having previously won in 1992 and 2015.

The team’s remarkable wins over Senegal and Mali were largely attributed to interim coach Emerse Fae, who led the squad through the knockout stages.


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