Nigeria vs Ivory Coast LIVE RESULT: Afcon final latest – Haller WINS it for the hosts as Elephants fight from goal down

featured
Share

Share This Post

or copy the link


New manager bounce?

It looked like bad news for Ivory Coast when they removed incumbent manager Jean-Louis Gasset and replaced him with his assistant, Emerse Fae as interim head coach.

But it turned out to be the best possible decision they could have made…

Fae was able to immediately benefit from Afcon’s recent expansion from a 16-team tournament to a 24 team event, seeing his side qualify for the round of 16 as one of the best performing third place group stage teams.

They had a few dramatic games in the RO16 and quarter-finals, with both going to extra-time, but the “zombie” team were able to reach the final in a more straight forward manner on Wednesday, beating DR Congo 1-0 courtesy of a Sebastien Haller strike.

They then took it all the way tonight, overturning a one goal deficit to win 2-1 thanks to another bit of brilliance by Mr. Haller.

What a story.

Emerse Fae (pictured) replaced Jean-Louis Gasset mid tournament
Emerse Fae (pictured) replaced Jean-Louis Gasset mid tournamentCredit: Reuters

Heroic Haller!

What a fairy-tale story that is.

In July 2022 Sebastian Haller was diagnosed with testicular cancer, less than two years later he has scored the winner to make his country champions of Africa.

If was a deft flick at the near post, following excellent work by Simon Adingra, which ended up in the top right corner.

What a game, what a goal, what a story.

That is the beauty of the African Cup of Nations.

Sebastian Haller was the hero for Ivory Coast
Sebastian Haller was the hero for Ivory CoastCredit: Reuters

FULL TIME! Nigeria 1-2 Ivory Coast

THEY HAVE DONE IT. IVORY COAST ARE AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS CHAMPIONS!

ABIDJAN ERUPTS!

Abidjan erupts as Ivory Coast win the African Cup of Nations
Abidjan erupts as Ivory Coast win the African Cup of NationsCredit: Reuters





Source link

0
joy
Joy
0
cong_
Cong.
0
loved
Loved
0
surprised
Surprised
0
unliked
Unliked
0
mad
Mad
Nigeria vs Ivory Coast LIVE RESULT: Afcon final latest – Haller WINS it for the hosts as Elephants fight from goal down

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Login

To enjoy 9News privileges, log in or create an account now, and it's completely free!

Follow Us