AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Starting XI for AFCON 2023 Final Against Cote d'Ivoire

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Starting XI for AFCON 2023 Final Against Cote d'Ivoire

  • Jose Peseiro, the coach of the Super Eagles, has released the list of players in his starting Xi against the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire
  • The Super Eagles will be playing the Elephant of Cote d'Ivoire at the final of the 2023 AFCON championship
  • Nigeria's left-wingback Zaidu Sanusi, who missed Nigeria's encounter with South Africa, will be starting in the clash with Cote d'Ivoire journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire in the final of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

In today's match, Nigeria's left-wingback Zaidu Sanusi will be back in the lineup after missing the semis due to injury.

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Nigeria first XI against Cote d'Ivoire Photo Credit: Super Eagles
Source: Twitter

The Eagles' defence will feature Semi Ajayi and Ola Aina, forming a robust five-man lineup to combat the host's offensive prowess, The Nation reported.

Nigeria vs Cote d'Ivoire: Super Eagles Lineup

  1. Stanley Nwabali
  2. Ola Aina
  3. Calvin Bassey
  4. Semi Ajayi
  5. William Troost-Ekong
  6. Zaidu Sanusi
  7. Frank Onyeka
  8. Alex Iwobi
  9. Samuel Chukwueze
  10. Ademola Lookman
  11. Victor Osimhen

Nigeria had qualified for the 2023 AFCON final after defeating the Bafana Bafana of South Africa 4-2 in penalty shootouts after the two countries played 1-1 during their full and extra hours.

On their part, the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire defeated DR Congo in their semi-final match to qualify for the final of the number one football competition in the African continent.

AFCON Final: Show of 2 West Africans

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The two West African neighbours will go for a showdown in the 2023 AFCON final on Sunday evening.

The two countries have met seven times in the history of AFCON, and both sides have won each while recording three draws.

The latest was in the AFCON 2023 group stage when Nigeria defeated the Elephant of Cote d'Ivoire at the group stage of this competition, 1-0.

Nigeria vs Cote d'Ivoire: Shettima departs Abuja earlier reported that Vice President Kashim Shettima left President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa to see the Nigeria vs. Cote d'Ivoire match in the 2023 AFCON final.

President Bola Tinubu was earlier reported to lead the federal government's team to cheer the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

While leaving Nigeria, Shettima maintained that wherever the pendulum swung, it was a victory for Nigeria.


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