Cote d'Ivoire vs Nigeria: Africa Cup of Nations final preview and results

As part of the African Cup final, Côte d'Ivoire met Nigeria at their home tournament.

The Super Eagles were able to open the scoring despite the fact that the hosts had the initiative. After a corner kick in the 37th minute, William Trost-Ekong scored.

After the break, the “elephants” converted their advantage into goals scored. First, Franck Kessier equalized, and then Sebastien Halle put his team ahead in elegant style.

Thus, Emers Fae's team won the continental championship at home.

It should be noted that a local 40-year-old specialist led the national team during the competition after the federation fired Jean-Louis Gasse before the playoffs. For Fae, this is his first independent coaching experience in adult football.

African Cup final statistics Cote d'Ivoire — Nigeria

Ivory Coast 2-1 Nigeria

Goals : Kessier 63, Allais 81 — Trost-Ekong 37

xG : 0.24 — 1.56
Beats : 5 — 18
Shots on target : 1 — 8
Ball possession : 38% — 62%

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