LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Super Eagles of Nigeria have lost to the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The Eagles were defeated 2-1 by the Ivorians at the Olympic stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan, on Sunday.
The Elephants came from behind to claim the title.
Nigeria skipper, William Ekong, gave the Super Eagles the lead with a well-executed header seven minutes before halftime.
However, Franck Kessie equalized for Côte d’Ivoire just two minutes after the hour-mark.
Striker Sebastien Haller then scored the winner with ten minutes remaining, completing the Ivorian victory.