Eleven years after the Super Eagles triumphed as AFCON champions, they will get another chance to add a fourth continental trophy to their cabinet on Sunday against Cote D’Ivoire. The final of the 2023 TotalEnergies AFCON will be broadcast live on GOtv.
Stanley Nwabali’s heroic penalty saves handed the Super Eagles victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a keenly contested semi-final clash. Nigeria will be keen to become continental champions at the expense of the tournament host. Tune in SuperSport Football (GOtv ch 61) at 8pm on Sunday to watch the match broadcast live.
Jose Peseiro’s men defeated the Ivorians 0-1 in the second group game after Troost Ekong converted from the spot in the 55th minute. Nigeria’s sturdy defence stayed compact for the remainder of the game to hand the Super Eagles a much-needed victory.
Sunday’s encounter is Nigeria’s 8th appearance at the final of the biggest continental showpiece, their first appearance since their last triumph in South Africa in 2013. The Super Eagles have won three and lost four AFCON finals. Victory on Sunday will see them draw level with Ghana as joint-third most successful team in the tournament with four triumphs each.
Their opponent, The Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire will be banking on their home crowd as they look to complete a fairy-tale run in this edition of the AFCON, having been on the brink of elimination in the group stage before qualifying as one of the four best losers. They have proceeded to defeat reigning champions, Senegal, Mali and DR Congo to set up a rematch with the Super Eagles.
Stop-gap coach, Emerse Fae had described his team’s resurgence as a resurrection. He will be hoping his team can win a third AFCON trophy on home soil.
Meanwhile, the third place match between South Africa and DR Congo will be broadcast live on GOtv. The two sides have faced each other on three occasions, each winning one apiece with a draw. Tune in SuperSport Football (GOtv ch 61) at 8pm on Saturday to watch the action.
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