- President Bola Tinubu has been seen in a video celebrating William Troost Ekong's goal against the Elephant of Cote d'Ivoire
- The president was viewing the match with some officials in the presidential villa at the banquet hall in the state house
- The halftime of the match ended with a lone goal from Ekong, but the Ivorians are mounting more pressure on the Super Eagles team
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Aso Rock, Abuja - Nigeria's Super Eagles are battling the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) at the magnificent Stade Alassane Ouattara, Ebimpe, on Sunday, February 11.
The match between the two West Africans kicked off at 9 pm Nigerian time. (8 p.m. local time). The two teams have met on seven different occasions in AFCON tournaments, and the most recent was when the Eagles beat the Elephants 1-0 in the group stage of the 2023 AFCON.
AFCON final halftime, Nigeria 1, Cote d'Ivoire 0
It’s half-time in Abidjan and the Super Eagles lead by a goal to nil.
It’s been all about the Ivorians in the first half as they have dictated play from the very start, with the Nigerians only able to pass at the back but a corner kick and a strong header.1-0
Nigeria had qualified for the 2023 African Cup of Nations (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 time 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
The two West African neighbours will be going 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 times 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.
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Super Eagles starting XI against Cote d'Ivoire
Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.
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