Ivory Coast Secures AFCON Glory: Third Title in Thrilling Final of AFCON 2023.


Ivory Coast clinched their third Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in a gripping final against Nigeria, triumphing 2-1. Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller scored the decisive goals, overcoming an early lead from Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong. The victory, achieved just 18 days after manager Jean-Louis Gasset's departure, marks a remarkable turnaround for the Ivorians.

Relive the Highlights:

Key Moments:

- Troost-Ekong's early goal putting Nigeria in the lead.

- Kessie's equalizer in the 62nd minute, shifting the momentum.

- Haller's decisive goal in the 81st minute securing the championship.

The Road to Victory:

- Interim coach Emerse Fae's strategic brilliance.

- Round of 16: A thrilling penalty shootout victory against Senegal.

- Quarter-finals: Oumar Diakite's dramatic 122nd-minute winner against Mali.

- Semi-finals: A hard-fought 1-0 win against DR Congo.

- The Finale: A spectacular showdown, overcoming Nigeria.

Individual Accolades:

- Ecobank Best Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams (South Africa).

- Air Côte d’Ivoire Fair Play Team Award: South Africa.

- Puma Golden Boot: Emilio Nsue (Equatorial Guinea, 5 goals).

- Puma Silver Boot: Gelson Dala (Angola, 4 goals).

- Puma Bronze Boot: Mostafa Mohamed (Egypt, 4 goals).

- TotalEnergies Man of the Competition: William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria).

- Best Young Player: Simon Adingra (Ivory Coast).

- Best Coach: Emerse Faé (Ivory Coast).

While Nigeria's Super Eagles faced disappointment, the 2023 AFCON showcased outstanding talent, sportsmanship, and unforgettable moments. Congratulations to Ivory Coast on their well-deserved victory!"



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Ivory Coast Secures AFCON Glory: Third Title in Thrilling Final of AFCON 2023.
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