Soccer-Haller seals 2-1 Cup of Nations final win for Ivory Coast over Nigeria

By Thomson Reuters Feb 11, 2024 | 4:10 PM

By Mark Gleeson

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Sebastien Haller scored the winning goal nine minutes from the end as hosts Ivory Coast came from behind to claim a third Africa Cup of Nations title with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria in the final at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday.

William Troost-Ekong’s header gave Nigeria a first-half lead but Franck Kessie equalised for the Ivorians just past the hour-mark, before Haller got a touch to Simon Adingra’s cross to send the partisan 60,000 crowd into wild celebration.

(Additional reporting by Nick Said; editing by Clare Fallon)