2023 AFCON: Everything you need to know about the Super Eagles final clash against Elephants

Published: February 10, 2024
2023 AFCON: Everything you need to know about the Super Eagles final clash against Elephants

As the African Cup of Nations reaches its climax, all eyes are set on Sunday night's electrifying showdown between Nigeria and Ivory Coast in the highly anticipated final.


With both teams displaying exceptional skills and determination throughout the tournament, football enthusiasts and fans alike are gearing up for an epic clash that promises to be nothing short of thrilling.


The Nigeria vs Ivory Coast final is set to be a spectacle for football fans worldwide, with the outcome hanging in the balance until the very end. As the two African football giants prepare to face off on the grand stage, anticipation reaches fever pitch, setting the stage for a memorable encounter that will go down in AFCON history.

Head-to-head records


The history between Nigeria and Ivory Coast in AFCON competitions is rich with intense encounters as both teams have squared off against each other on seven occasions.


Nigeria has a slight edge in AFCON head-to-head records with the Super Eagles winning three times and drawing twice.  Ivory Coast has proven to be a formidable opponent capable of turning the tables at any moment. 


Both teams have a history of producing nail-biting matches, making this final even more enticing for fans worldwide.


Key players for both sides


Nigeria - Victor Osimhen, William Troost-Ekong, Stanley Nwabali, Ademola Lookman.


Ivory Coast - Simon Adingra, Seko Mohamed Fofana, Frank Kessie, Evan Ndicka.


Where to watch: SuperSport on DSTV & GOTV, Startimes Sports, FreeTV.


Date and time: Sunday, 11th February, 2024 at 21:00 WAT (9pm Nigerian Time).


Venue: Alassane Ouattara Stadium (Olympic Stadium of Ebimpé),, Abidjan.




With both teams vying for continental glory, expectations are running high ahead of the final showdown. Nigeria enters the match with confidence after a series of impressive performances, but they are well aware of the threat posed by Ivory Coast's star-studded lineup. Ivory Coast, on the other hand, is determined to clinch the title and will leave no stone unturned in their quest for victory.


The final promises to be a battle of skill, tactics, and determination, with neither side willing to back down until the final whistle blows.





Ejim Kaycee




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