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AFCON Final: Nigerians Unhappy As Ivory Coast Beat Super Eagles 2-1 To Win Third Title

The hosts, Cote d’Ivoire are the champions after beating Super Eagles 2-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final on Sunday night at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium.

The tournament marked the 34th edition of the continent’s competition.

The Super Eagles were gunning for a fourth AFCON title, while the Elephants were seeking to have their third title, having only won in 1992 and 2015.

Both teams advanced from Group A, with Equatorial Guinea topping the table with a joint seven points and three goals difference. Meanwhile, the Elephants made it out as the fourth third-place team.

However, many Nigerians has shown displeasure after the match. While some put the blame on the referee, others blame the Super Eagles players for giving chances to Ivory Coast players.

The Super Eagles team was not defeated throughout the competition until the final match which could have gotten Nigeria’s fourth AFCON title.

A header from Williams Troost Ekong got Nigeria ahead in the first half, while a header from Frank Kessie got the equalizer for Ivory Coast and a goal from Sebastian Haller won the match for them.

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