AFCON 2023 Finals: Teams, Date, Time, Venue, Squads, Know All

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AFCON 2023 Nigeria vs Ivory Coast

The 34th edition of the AFCON 2023 has lived up to its billing. It has provided football fans across the globe, some high-voltage and high-octane footballing action. As we enter into the final round, we expect the tournament to have a grand finish.

Two of the most deserving teams in the form of Nigeria and Ivory Coast have progressed to the finals and will be vying for the coveted silverware. Notably, the AFCON tournament is the premier continental tournament of Africa and the top footballing nations of Africa lock horns with each other for supremacy.

In the 1st semi-final, Ivory Coast came out trumps against DR Congo. In the other semi-final, Nigeria won an absolute humdinger of a game against South Africa. The match had boiled down to the penalty round and it was the Super Eagles which kept their nerves and qualified for the finals.

Hosts Ivory Coast played a good brand of football at the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpe and won the game 1-0. Sebastian Haller had scored the goal in the 65th minute of the game and had sealed the deal for the hosts.

In the other match, both the goals during regulation time came via penalties. While William Troost-Ekong had netted a goal in the 67th minute, South Africa’s Teboho Mokoena had scored a goal in the 90th minute to push the game to extra-time.

In this article, we take a look at the teams, date, time, venue and squads of the finals of the ongoing AFCON 2023:

Teams

  1. Nigeria
  2. Ivory Coast

Date

The finals of AFCON 2023 will be played on 12th February 2024 between Nigeria and Ivory Coast. It is slated to begin from 1:30 AM (IST).

Venue

The summit clash of AFCON 2023 will be contested at the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpe.

Where to watch the AFCON 2023 finals live on television in India?

The AFCON 2023 finals will not be telecasted live in India.

Where to watch the live streaming of the AFCON 2023 finals in India?

The live streaming of the AFCON 2023 finals will be done on the FanCode application.

Squads

Nigeria

Goalkeepers: Stanley Nwabili (Chippa United, South Africa), Francis Uzoho (Omonia, Cyprus), Leke Ojo (Enyimba, Nigeria)

Defenders: William Troost-Ekong (PAOK, Greece), Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Ola Aina (Nottingham Forest, England), Zaidu Sanusi (Porto, Portugal), Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista, Portugal), Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England), Calvin Bassey (Fulham, England), Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista, Portugal), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa, Turkey)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England), Raphael Onyedika (Club Bruges, Belgium), Joe Aribo (Southampton, England), Frank Onyeka (Brentford, England), Alex Iwobi (Fulham, England)

Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England), Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan, Italy), Moses Simon (Nantes, France), Ademola Lookman (Atalanta, Italy), Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy), Victor Boniface (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Ahmed Musa (Sivasspor, Turkey), Sadiq Umar (Real Sociedad, Spain)

Ivory Coast

Goalkeepers: Yahia Fofana (Angers, France), Charles Folly (ASEC Mimosas, Ivory Coast), Badra Ali Sangare (Sekhukhune United, South Africa).

Defenders: Serge Aurier, Willy Boly (both Nottingham Forest, England), Ismael Diallo (Hajduk Split, Croatia), Ousmane Diomande (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Ghislain Konan (Al Fayha, Saudi Arabia), Evans Ndicka (Roma, Italy), Odilon Kossounou (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Wilfried Singo (Monaco, France).

Midfielders: Jean-Thierry Lazare Amani (Union Saint-Gilloise, Belgium), Idrissa Doumbia (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Seko Fofana (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia), Ibrahim Sangare (Nottingham Forest, England), Franck Kessie (Al-Ahli, Saudi Arabia), Jean-Michael Seri (Hull City, England).

Forwards: Simon Adingra (Brighton & Hove Albion, England), Jonathan Bamba (Celta Vigo, Spain), Jeremie Boga (Nice, France), Sebastien Haller (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Karim Konate (RB Salzburg, Austria), Christian Kouame (Fiorentina, Italy), Jean-Philippe Krasso (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia), Max-Alain Gradel (Gaziantep, Turkey), Oumar Diakite (Reims, France), Nicolas Pepe (Trabzonspor, Turkey).

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