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Underdogs Ivory Coast Surprises Super Eagles of Nigeria in AFCON Final 2024

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The Elephants of Ivory Coast are the official champions of Africa after they decisively beat Nigeria in the finale that was so much anticipated.

This marks their third title after having won it in 1997 and 2015 and now for the third time in 2024. They went into this game as the least favorites to win it but apparently they were just but underdogs.

Nigeria looked better all through the competition with very solid goalkeeper and strong team compared to their opponents, they are the Elephants who really struggled to make it to the round of 16 just as Best Losers.

Troost Ekong ignited the hopes of already hopeful Nigerians by scoring an early goal at the 38th minute but F. Kessie would deminish the Super Eagles hope while awakening the hopes of Ivory Coast by scoring in the 62nd minute of second half. It was all lost for the Nigeria when S. Haller made it 2 for Ivory Coast in the 81st minute.