AFCON 2023 Final : (CIV vs NIG): Match Preview, Kickoff Time, Date And Venue
Under the guidance of interim coach Emerse Fae, the Elephants have defied the odds, clinching victories in the knockout stages, including a tense penalty shootout against Senegal and a hard-fought 1-0 win over DR Congo in the semi-finals.
Their journey to the final hasn’t been smooth sailing, as marked by the dismissal of head coach Jean-Louis Gasset mid-tournament. However, Ivory Coast’s resilience and determination have propelled them to Sunday’s final at the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpe, where they will face off against Nigeria.
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Nigeria, on the other hand, has been a strong contender throughout the tournament, relying on a solid defence that has conceded just two goals in six matches, excluding penalty shootouts.
Led by Ademola Lookman’s goal-scoring prowess, the Super Eagles secured victories against Cameroon and Angola in the knockout stages, setting up a thrilling encounter with South Africa in the semi-finals.
Despite being pushed to extra time by South Africa, Nigeria managed to emerge victorious in a tense penalty shootout, booking their spot in the final for the first time since 2013.
With a chance to secure their fourth AFCON title, Nigeria will be eager to overcome Ivory Coast and join the ranks of Ghana, Cameroon, and Egypt in African football history.
For Ivory Coast, a win in Sunday’s final would not only mark their third AFCON title but also level them with Nigeria in continental triumphs. With both teams hungry for success, the stage is set for an electrifying showdown as Ivory Coast and Nigeria vie for glory in one of Africa’s most prestigious football tournaments.
Kickoff Time: 9PM Nigerian time
Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Venue: Olympic Stadium of Ebimpe…..Fetch More Content
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