The Elephant of Ivory Coast on Sunday night won the 34th edition of the African Cup of Nations.
The team defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-1 in the final played at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.
The Nigerians went ahead shortly before the break through Captain William Troost-Ekong who headed in Ademola Lukman’s corner kick from the far post.
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The Ivorians came out smoking in the second half and were duly rewarded for their when Barcelona midfielder, Frank Kessie was left unmarked in the Nigerian box and powered in a header beyond goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili after the hour mark.
Borussia Dortmund striker, Sebastien Haller scored the winning goal for Ivory Coast, stretching to divert home a pullout from winger Adingra in the 81st minute.
The Nigerians who were not at their best on the night tried to stage a comeback in the closing minutes but the Ivorians held out till the Mauritius referee blew the final whistle to confirm their status as new African champions.
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