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Hosts, Cote d’Ivoire And Nigeria Set-Up a Classic Africa Cup Of Nations Final

Hosts, Cote d’Ivoire completed their come-back journey by reaching the Finals of the Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 where they will meet Nigeria in what has been billed to be a ‘classic Final.’

The Final of the  Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 will be played on Sunday, 11 February at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan at 20h00 GMT.

The last phase of ticket sales will open on Thursday afternoon for the members of the public.

Cote d’Ivoire laboured to a 1-0 over Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo DR) in front of a packed stadium in the economic hub of the Host Country curtesy of a goal from Sebastien Haller. It was a remarkable come-back from a country that was, not so long ago, written off by pundits.

Nigeria secured their spot in the final after a tense 4-2 penalty shootout victory over South Africa,. Nigeria, chasing their 4th African title since 2013, will face a formidable challenge from Cote d’Ivoire, who are aiming to add a third continental title to their name.

As anticipation builds for this highly-anticipated final, football fans across Africa are eagerly awaiting what is sure to be a memorable clash between two footballing giants.

Meanwhile Congo DR will take on South Africa in the third place playoff on Saturday at 20h00.

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