February 28, 2024

 

Insight Media Sport Arena gives you the details to follow the Afcon final between Super Eagles and The Elephants this weekend.

Ivory Coast will be aiming to complete their Africa Cup of Nations fairy tale on Sunday when they play Nigeria in the final to be staged at Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan.

While the Elephants will be targeting a third continental title, the Super Eagles will be chasing their fourth Afcon crown.

The hosts survived elimination by a whisker and went on to eliminate the defending champions Senegal, Mali and DR Congo en route to the final.

The 2013 winners beat Cameroon in the Round of 16, before defeating Angola and South Africa to set a date with the Elephants.

We provides all the essential information on how to watch the match between Nigeria and Ivory Coast, team news, and more.

Kick-off time
Game: Nigeria vs Ivory Coast
Date: 11 February 2024
Kick-off: 23h00 EAT, 22h00 SAT, 21h00 WAT

Venue: Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Abidjan

Nigeria team news & squads

Terem Moffi and Kelechi Iheanacho finally got a chance to underline their worth in Afcon and they did not disappoint. Moffi played a crucial role in the sending-off of Grant Kekana in the semi-final against South Africa as Kelechi Iheanacho scored the decisive penalty in the shootout.

Bright Osayi-Samuel is expected to keep his place at right-back at the expense of the inconsistent Zaidu Sanusi.

Nigeria probable XI: Nwabali, Ajayi, Troost-Ekong, Bassey, Osayi-Samuel, Onyeka, Iwobi, Aina, Simon, Lookman, Osimhen

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Ivory Coast team news & squads

Experienced Nottingham Forest right-back Serge Aurier might be drafted into the starting XI after missing out on the DR Congo semi-final due to suspension.

Oumar Diakite is also back from suspension but fit-again Sebastien Haller is expected to lead the team’s attacking department.

Experienced attacker Max Gradel is odds on to start ahead of Nicolas Pepe.

Ivory Coast Probable XI: Fofana, Aurier, Boly, Ndicka, Konan, Kessie, Seri, Fofana, Pepe, Haller, Adingra

Head-to-head and recent form

Ivory Coast are the most motivated team; surely, after a poor start to the tournament, they have nothing to lose. They defeated Mali 1-0 in the semi-final to advance.

Nigeria are under pressure to deliver for the first time in 11 years; they needed a 4-2 shootout win to eliminate South Africa from contention after a 1-1 draw in both regulation and extra time.

This is the fifth time the two nations will be meeting in Afcon since 2006. The wins and losses have been evenly shared, with no draws.

The last meeting was in the ongoing edition whereby the Super Eagles won by a solitary goal scored by William Troost-Ekong.

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