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 will kick 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.
Work hard for 5.0 LASU reacts to Eagles lost
The Lagos State University (LASU) has reacted to the defeat of the Super Eagles at the 2023 AFCON final.
The university, in a tweet shortly after the end of the match, said, "Y'all go work hard for your 5.0 now."
See the tweet here:
7 Minutes extra-time
Seven minutes has been added to the Nigeria vs Cote d'Ivoire AFCON final.
Ivory Coast score their second goal
The Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire are leading Nigeria by two goals to one now.
Alex Nwobi is out
Nigeria's Coach Jose Peseiro has replaced Alex Nwobi with Yusuf.
Cote d'Ivoire Equalise
Franck Kessié has equalised for Côte d'Ivoire. It is now 1-1
The equaliser came from the corner kick shoot.
Nigeria makes the first change
Coach Jose Peseiro has made the first change in the 2023 AFCON final.
Samuel Chukwueze is out while Moses Simon was brought in.
Video: President Tinubu celebrates as Nigeria scored first goal
President Bola Tinubu has been seen celebrating the first goal at the banquet hall of the presidential villa.
The video of the moment was shared by NTA on X. See the video here:
Super Eagles break the dreaklock
Super Eagles' captain William Troost-Ekong scored the first goal for Nigeria
Team went on cooling break
30 minutes into the match, as teams go on a cooling break.
The match has tilted more to the Ivorians dictating play and creating chances, while the Super Eagles have majorly sat back and soaked in the pressure waiting for that one chance at goal.
What happened in 15th minutes
Nwabali saves. Sekou Fofana finds himself in space on the edge of the Nigerian box. He strikes a shot, but it lacks sting and bounces into Nwabali's waiting arms.
Eagles yet to make significant pass
It’s a quarter of an hour fine and the @NGSuperEagles haven’t been able to string more than 5 consecutive passes
Electrifying scene at Onikan stadium in Lagos
Electrifying Scenes at the Lagos State Mega Viewing Center, Mobolaji Johnson Arena (Onikan Stadium) at the moment for the 2023 AFCON final.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's aide shared the moment.
Frank Kessie pulled down
Calvin Bassey pulled down Frank Kessie and he’ll be needing some treatment.
Cote d'Ivoire getting early chances
The chances have been coming for the Ivorians in this early stages with Jean-Michael Seri intercepting most of the Nigerian moves and setting up attacks.
But the defensive solidity has been helpful.
Ivory Coast play first corner kick
The host Cote d'Ivoire play the first corner kick
CAF shares video of Super Eagles dancing mood
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has shared a video of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
CAF shared the video of the Nigerian players a few hours before the beginning of their clash with Cote d'Ivoire in the 2023 AFCON final. See the video here:
Photos from AFCON Closing Ceremony
Some mouthwatering pictures have emerged from the AFCON closing ceremony.
Sports journalist Pooja shared some pictures online:
Nigeria's starting XI against Cote d'Ivoire
Injured Sanusi will be starting the match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and host Cote d'Ivoire.
The two teams have qualified for the 2023 AFCON final after defeating South Africa and DR Congo. See the list here:
Video of Nigeria's highlights so far in AFCON
Here ios a short highlights of the Super Eagles match in the AFCON 2023 so far.
See the video here:
Stadium filled up as Nigeria's Super Eagles take on Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire
Fans are reading for the clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire.
In a tweet by a sports journalist Pooja, the stadium is already filled with supporters. See the video here: