Ivory Coast Beat Super Eagles To Win 2023 AFCON

The Elephants of Ivory Coast have beaten the Super Eagles of Nigeria to win the 2023 AFCON in regulation time.

After finishing third in Group A and managing to qualify for the round of 16 as one of the four best losers, Ivory Coast turned their virtues around to win their third AFCON.

Ivory Coast had a terrible run in the group stage of the tournament in which they recorded two defeats and just one win. They lost 1-0 to the Super Eagles of Nigeria and 4-0 to Equatorial Guinea.

Due to their poor run of games in the group stage, the Ivorian side sacked their French tactician Jean-Louis Gasset and replaced him with Emerse Fae.

The 40-year-old former Ivorian footballer turned the Elephants around and led them to the final of the 2023 AFCON in great style.

During the 2023 AFCON final, the Ivory Coast side completely outplayed the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The hosts recorded 63 percent of the ball possession, making 409 passes. The home side had 18 shots, 8 of which was on target.

While the Super Eagles recorded just 37 percent of the ball possession, recording 5 shots, one of which was on target.

Despite that, Nigeria scored the opening goal in the 38th minute via a header from William Troost-Ekong after a crossing. The Super Eagles went into the second half with the slim win.

In the second half, Ivory Coast continued to dominate the game as the Super Eagles continued to play defensive football while launching the ball forward.

In the 62nd minute, Franck Kessié scored the equaliser via a header. In the 81st minute, Sébastien Haller scored the winner to gift the Elephants a 2-1 win and the 2023 AFCON title.

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BREAKING: AFCON 2023: Nigeria’s Super Eagles lose final 2-1 to Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast came from behind to defeat Nigeria 2-1 in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles were looking to lift the trophy for the fourth time in their history.

Jose Peseiro’s men took the lead in the first half through William Troost-Ekong’s header.

But the Ivorians levelled after the break through Franck Kessie’s header.

With a few minutes left in the game, Sebastien Haller flicked the ball past Stanley Nwabali.
The Elephants have now levelled with Nigeria on three continental titles.

BREAKING: AFCON 2023: Nigeria’s Super Eagles lose final 2-1 to Ivory Coast

AFCON 2023: Ivory Coast defeat Nigeria to win final

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Ivory Coast have emerged the champions of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The hosts came from behind to beat Nigeria 2-1 in Sunday’s final. The Super Eagles took the lead through William Troost-Ekong’s powerful header in the first half. Ekong headed the Super Eagles in front against the run of play at the Stade […]

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AFCON 2023: Sad night as Nigeria fail to win fourth title

The Super Eagles of Nigeria failed in their bid to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday night after losing 2-1 to the host nation, Ivory Coast. Nigeria’s quest to win the AFCON trophy for the first time since winning the competition back in 2013 started on a good note courtesy of […]

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Against Napoli, Theo Hernandez decides, Milan one point behind Juventus soccer Archivi – Sportal.eu

As against Napoli decides Theo Hernandez, Milan one point behind Juventus

At the Meazza Stadium, Milan beat Napoli 1-0 in today’s last match of the 24th day of Serie A consolidating their third place in the standings. After ten minutes of study, the first chance è for the Parthenopeans: Kvaratskhelia from the right side puts in the middle where Simeone shoots with first intention but sends wide.

When Napoli seemed to be in control of the game, Milan took the lead on 25’: Leao in depthà for Theo Hernandez who comes in front of Gollini and pierces him. Shortly afterwards the same Leao tried from outside the area with a shot on the turn, Gollini repelled. The Rossoneri just before the end of the first half lost Calabria, who was replaced by Florenzi.

Resume. On 48’ Adli for Florenzi who shoots from the edge. Gollini blocks in two times anticipating Giroud. At 51’ Politano on a counterattack shoots on the’outside of the net. At 54’ Bennacer’s mistake on which Simeone wastes a good chance by sending high, and shortly after Mazzarri replaces him by sending in Raspadori.

At 60’ Politano from outside the area, ball going out by a whisker. At 70’ Musah serves Leao on the left, the Portuguese shoots at the second post narrowly missing his aim. At’89’ Napoli came close to equalizing with a Simic own goal that deflected an attempted pass from Lindstrom, on the follow up Politano shot from the edge but Maignan deflected it for a corner. Despite seven minutes of recovery è this was the last chance for the partenopei, Milan won 1-0 and moved to within one point of Juventus.

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Ivory Coast wins African Cup of Nations, Nigeria beaten in comeback soccer Archivi – Sportal.eu

Ivory Coast wins African Cup of Nations, Nigeria beaten in comeback

At the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan, hosts Côte d’Ivoire won the 34th edition of the African Cup of Nations for the third time in their history, beating Nigeria 2-1 in a comeback in the final.

At 38’ the Super Eagles took the lead with a header’on the development of a corner kick by former Udinese and Salernitana player Troost-Ekong, which left Fofana no chance.

At 62’ another former Serie A player, Kessie, former Atalanta and especially Milan, equalizes, putting into the net with his head a corner kick taken by Adingra.

The decisive goal at’81’ Borussia Dortmund striker Haller deflects another assist from Adinga into the net and makes the Elephants’ national team compatriots explode with joy.

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Kano lawmaker disburses N5m to 43 entrepreneurs

A federal lawmaker, representing Fagge Federal constituency in Kano State, Muhammad Bello Shehu, has disbursed N5m to assist 43 entrepreneurs as start-up capital. While disbursing the cash in Fagge LGA, the lawmaker, popularly known as MB Shehu, explained that the gesture is to support the beneficiaries with grants as startup capital to invest in their

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