The Super Eagles of Nigeria has lost the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations 1:2 to the Elephants of Ivory Coast on Sunday night.
Nigeria’s captain William Troost-Ekong put the Nigerian national team ahead in the 38 minute with a header into the top corner, stunning the fans of the host nation.
Frank Kessie equalised for the Elephants in the 62nd minute with yet another headed goal, this time on the bottom right corner.
The dominance and the pressure by the Ivorian team paid off in the 81st minute as Sebastien Haller flicked the ball into the net.
At full time the Ivorians had a possession of 67% against 33% by the Nigerians. They had 7 shots on target against Nigeria’s 1 shot on target.
Simon Adingra of Ivory Coast and Brighton Hove Albion of the English Premier League put in a masterpiece to the named the TotalEnergies Man of the Match.
From almost being knocked out in the group stage, the Ivorian team grew into the competition to lift the coveted trophy for the third time.
Nnamdi Maduakor is a Writer, Investor and Entrepreneur