Memorable finalists: Nigeria to face Ivory Coast in AFCON final

Nigeria will be looking to lift their fourth trophy of the tournament while Ivory Coast will fight to win their first AFCON title since the 2014/15 season. Check out all the important information on both African Cup finalists.

Nigeria appear the strongest side left at the competition with the reigning African footballer of the year up front and the way coach Jose Peseiro has made them so strong defensively.

The Nigerians had won through to a record 15th Cup of Nations semi-final as they aim to lift the trophy for the fourth time and first since 2013 in South Africa.READ MORE

Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho scored to give Nigeria a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over South Africa on Wednesday after an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final thriller in Bouake.

The match finished 1-1 after extra time and the three-time champions will face X in the final on Sunday.

Both regular-time goals also came from penalties with captain William Troost-Ekong scoring after 67 minutes for Nigeria and Teboho Mokoena equalised from a 90th-minute spot-kick. The Mokoena equaliser came after Nigeria thought they had scored a second goal through a tap-in from star forward Victor Osimhen.

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