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Underdog triumph: Ivory Cost secures an unforgettable victory in African Cup of Nations Final

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Prince Jean

Feb 12, 2024


Elephants celebrating like Cristiano Ronaldo as the match comes to an end

In a stunning upset during the African Cup of Nations final, Ivory Coast, initially considered the underdog, faced off against Nigeria in a match that captivated fans worldwide.

Nigeria, considered to be a favorite alongside teams like Morocco, Egypt, and reigning champions Senegal, took an early lead at the 38th minute with a goal from W. Troost.


However, Ivory Coast defied expectations, showcasing remarkable resilience. F. Kessie equalized at the 62nd minute, setting the stage for a thrilling comeback.

The turning point came at the 81st minute when Sebastian Haller netted the winning goal, securing a historic victory for Ivory Coast. This unexpected triumph highlighted the unpredictable nature of football and solidified Ivory Coast's place as the new champions of the African Cup of Nations.

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