BREAKING: Nigeria to Play Ivory Coast in AFCON 2023 Final

BREAKING: Nigeria to Play Ivory Coast in AFCON 2023 Final

  • Nigeria, three-time champions, will face host Ivory Coast, who dominated the Democratic Republic of Congo but had to settle for a 1-0 win in Abidjan in the AFCON 2023 semi-final
  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria triumphed after a 1-1 draw following extra time in Bouake in the latest of many dramatic matches at this biennial African football tournament
  • Legit.ng reports that the AFCON 2023 final between Nigeria and Ivory Coast will be played on Sunday, February 11, at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and football.

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play the Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023.

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The AFCON 2023 crucial fixture was confirmed after Côte d'Ivoire defeated DR Congo in the second semi-final match on Wednesday night, February 7.

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Nigeria had met Ivory Coast in the AFCON 2023 group stage. Photo credits: @NGSuperEagles, @BafanaBafana
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While Nigeria dispatched South Africa through penalties, the host country, Ivory Coast, beat Congo one nil.

It will be the eighth final appearance by Nigeria, who were champions in 1980, 1994 and 2013, and the fourth by 1992 and 2015 title winners Ivory Coast.

Legit.ng reports that after the seesaw struggle for supremacy in Bouake, Ivory Coast continued a remarkable comeback in the tournament by defeating DR Congo.

Borussia Dortmund star, Sebastien Haller, was the 65th-minute match-winner as his boot connected with a cross and the ball struck the ground, then rose over goalkeeper Lionel Mpasi and into the net.

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Nwabali honoured as Nigeria defeats South Africa

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's Stanley Nwabali was named the man of the match of the AFCON 2023 semi-final match against South Africa.

Nwabali, one of AFCON 2023's stars, was solid all through the 120 minutes of action at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake, Ivory Coast.

Africa's football governing body, CAF, said Nwabali has done a wonderful job.

Source: Legit.ng

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