Fans from Ivory Coast are feeling optimistic about their chances of winning against Nigeria in the AFCON final.
The Africa Cup of Nations final will feature a highly-anticipated match between Ivory Coast and Nigeria, bringing an exciting tournament to a close with a grand finale in Abidja.
The team hosting the tournament, Ivory Coast, had a difficult beginning to their journey and fired their coach, Jean-Louis Gasset, after a humiliating 4-0 defeat by Equatorial Guinea. Despite this, they managed to advance to the knockout rounds as one of the top third-placed teams. They then went on to eliminate the current champions Senegal, highly-regarded Mali, and DR Congo in the semi-finals, securing a spot in the final.
Nigeria dominated the majority of the Africa Cup of Nations until their close semi-final match against South Africa, which ended in a penalty shootout. Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho sealed the victory with a successful spot-kick. Nigeria is aiming for their fourth Afcon title, while Ivory Coast could claim their third with a win in the final game in Abidjan.
Stay updated on the latest developments and team updates leading up to the Afcon final. Also, find out about the latest offers from betting sites for the final here.
Journey to the championship – Ivory Coast
On January 13th in Abidjan, Seko Fofana and Jean-Philippe Krasso helped secure a 2-0 victory over Guinea Bissau.
On January 18th, in Abidjan, the team lost to Nigeria with a score of 0-1.
On January 22 in Abidjan, the team was defeated by Equatorial Guinea with a score of 0-4.
On January 29th, in Yamoussoukro, the team beat Senegal with a score of 5-4 in a penalty shootout, following a 1-1 tie game. The goal was scored by Franck Kessie with a penalty kick.
On February 3, Bouake defeated Mali with a score of 2-1, with goals scored by Simon Adingra and Oumar Diakite in extra time.
On February 7th, Abidjan defeated DR Congo with a score of 1-0, thanks to Sebastien Haller.
The Afcon final between Ivory Coast and Nigeria is currently ongoing. Stay tuned for the latest updates and build-up to the match.
The live broadcast of the Afcon final between Ivory Coast and Nigeria is currently underway. Keep checking for the most recent updates and pre-game coverage.
Nigeria’s starting lineup includes Nwabali, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Bassey, Aina, Osayi-Samuel, Onyeka, Iwobi, Simon, Lookman, and Osimhen.
The Ivory Coast lineup includes Fofana, Konan, Ndicka, Boly, Singo, Kessie, Seri, Seko Fofana, Adingra, Haller, and Gradel.
Live updates and latest news on the Afcon final between Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
Scoring goals in the quarter-finals and semi-finals of a major international tournament typically boosts a striker’s confidence and gives them high expectations for leading their team to victory in the final. This is especially true when the striker is among the top scorers in the game in recent years. However, for Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen, there may be a sense of frustration, annoyance, and unfulfillment instead. He may feel hindered by small margins and unable to perform at his full potential.
Preview of the Major Match, written by Karl Matchett.
Live updates and latest build-up to the Afcon final between Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
Stay updated with live coverage and the most recent developments leading up to the Afcon final match between Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
How to watch online
The match will be broadcasted in real-time on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport apps and websites. Customers with Sky Sports can watch the coverage through the Sky Go app and website.
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Live updates and latest information for the Afcon final build-up between Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
When and where will the Afcon final take place?
On Sunday, February 11th at 8pm GMT, Nigeria will face Ivory Coast in a match at Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.
Will the final be broadcasted on television?
The BBC Three channel and Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels will air the live broadcast of the Afcon final.
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The team hosting the tournament, Ivory Coast, had a difficult beginning to their journey and fired their head coach, Jean-Louis Gasset, after a 4-0 defeat by Equatorial Guinea. However, they managed to advance to the elimination rounds as one of the top third-placed teams and went on to eliminate the reigning champions Senegal, highly-regarded Mali, and DR Congo in the semi-finals to secure a spot in the final.
Nigeria successfully dominated the majority of the Africa Cup of Nations, but faced a close semi-final match against South Africa that resulted in a penalty shootout. Kelechi Iheanacho from Leicester City scored the deciding penalty kick, leading Nigeria to the finals. They are aiming for their fourth Afcon championship, while Ivory Coast hopes to secure their third title by winning in Abidjan, the country’s capital.
Stay updated on the latest developments leading up to the Afcon final, including team updates and more. Also, find out about the latest promotions and offers from betting sites for the final here.