AFCON final: Nigeria 0 vs 0 Ivory Coast – Elephants mounting pressure on Eagles

Hosts, Cote d’Ivoire hold on the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a final showdown in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday night at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium.

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

The Super Eagles are gunning for a fourth AFCON title, while the Elephants are 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. However, the Elephants made it out as the fourth third-place team.

See the team list:

  1. Stanley Nwabali
  2. Williams Troost-Ekong
  3. Semi Ajayi
  4. Calvin Bassey
  5. Sanusi Zaidu
  6. Frank Onyeka
  7. Alex Iwobi
  8. Ola Aina
  9. Ademola Lookman
  10. Samuel Chukwueze
  11. Victor Osimhen

Follow live updates below:

10′ Franck Kessie (Ivory Coast) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.
9′ Dahane Beida couldn’t ignore the rough tackle by Calvin Bassey (Nigeria) and blew his whistle. Ivory Coast will take a free kick.
8′ Simon Adingra (Ivory Coast) bursts into the box and only has the keeper to beat, but sends a poor shot well over the crossbar.
6′ Max Gradel (Ivory Coast) launches the ball from the resulting corner, but one of the defenders is first to the ball and deals with the threat.
6′ Max Gradel (Ivory Coast) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away. Ivory Coast win a corner.
2′ Frank Onyeka (Nigeria) deprives his opponent of the ball, but the referee blows his whistle for a foul. He’s not happy with the decision!
1′ The first half has just begun.

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