Ivory Coast became the champions of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. The host nation Sebastien Haller was the hero for Ivory Coast again as the Elephants came from behind to beat Nigeria and win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final on home soil.
The host nation, Ivory Coast secured victory in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, claiming the championship title in a thrilling final against Nigeria. Sebastien Haller became the star player for this match punishing Nigeria with a harsh defeat.
Ivory Coast beat the Super Eagles 2-1, where with William Troost-Ekong put Nigeria ahead in the seventh minute before halftime.
In the 62nd minute, Franck Kessie‘s header leveled the score, setting the stage for a dramatic second half. Sebastien Haller sealed the victory for Ivory Coast with a crucial goal in the 81st minute, securing their third continental title.
This triumph marked a remarkable turnaround for the Ivorian team, including the departure of coach Jean-Louis Gasset after two defeats in the group stage, highlighting their resilience and determination on the path to becoming champions.