Claiming victory in the CAF African Cup of Nations, the Ivory Coast triumphed over Nigeria in a nail-biting match
Despite an early struggle that nearly led to their dismissal from the competition at the group stage, the Ivory Coast pushed through to secure a 2-1 victory
Nigerian fans, struggling to cope with the disappointment, shared their sentiments of sadness on social media
En route to the finals, Nigeria demonstrated remarkable gameplay that unfortunately fell short in the decisive game against the Ivory Coast.
With a victory over South Africa, Nigeria’s Super Eagles were set into a thrilling final against the hosts, Cote d’Ivoire.
In a surprising turn of events, Ivory Coast, once on the brink of elimination, emerged victorious with a final score of 2-1 against Nigeria.
Social media channels have been witnessing a wave of Nigerian football supporters expressing their disappointments at the Super Eagles’ narrow defeat.
Post the nail-biting match, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) took to their official platform to announce the match outcome. Here’s what they said:
Reactions as Ivory Coast defeats Nigeria
“The Ghanaians and South Africans should not even say a word. We lost gallantly.”
“The worst officiating I have ever seen in competition finals.”
“Congrats to the Elephants! Amazing story for Ivory Coast!”