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Osimhen’s Nigeria lose AFCON Final to Ndicka’s Ivory Coast

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Roma defender Evan Ndicka and Fiorentina’s Christian Kouame gained the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast in a dramatic comeback win over Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman’s Nigeria.

The hosts had been trailing to a header on a nook from former Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong.

Nevertheless, ex-Milan midfielder Franck Kessie equalised earlier than Sebastian Haller sealed the 2-1 victory on residence turf.

It was in the end a disappointing event for Napoli striker Osimhen, who scored just one aim within the opening 1-1 draw towards Equatorial Guinea.

He did present three assists within the different six matches, however extra was anticipated from final season’s Serie A Capocannoniere.

Atalanta winger Lookman was simpler with three objectives and an help, although the objectives all got here within the Spherical of 16 win over Cameroon and quarter-final victory over Angola.

The opposite Serie A participant representing Nigeria this night was Milan winger Samuel Chukwueze.

As for the Ivory Coast, Fiorentina ahead Kouame was on the bench for the Ultimate, however did seem in 4 video games throughout the event.

Different acquainted faces within the Ivorian facet embody ex-Torino man Wilfried Singo and former Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga.

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