Connect with us

Cover

2023 AFCON: Ivory Coast Declares Public Holiday After Beating Super Eagles

Published

on

The government of Ivory Coast has declared a work-free day today, February 12, for the people of the country to celebrate their 2023 AFCON triumph.
Ivory Coast spent over one billion dollars to host the 2023 AFCON from January 13 to February 11, 2024, and luckily for them, they came out victorious.

Initially, they were like a side that wouldn’t go beyond the group stage after recording one win, and two defeats in the first round of the tournament.

Fortunately for them, they made it to the round of 16 as one of the four best losers and went on to face the Super Eagles in the final of the tournament.

Advertisement

During the final on Sunday, February 11, Ivory Coast came from a goal down to beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-1 to win their third AFCON title.

In continuation of the celebration that started last night, the President of Ivory Coast, Alssanne Quattara has declared today a work-free day.

Advertisement

The government will also use the day to host the 2023 AFCON-winning team after a trophy parade at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, in Abidjan today.

Meanwhile, the head coach of Ivory Coast, Emerse Fae has claimed that he never thought his team would win the 2023 AFCON title given how they struggled in the group stage.

Advertisement

He said: “I still find it hard to believe it. We went through all the emotions. This competition will mark my life, that’s for sure.

” I took the reins of the team, on my birthday and we were almost knocked out, yet things turned around thanks to the hard work of these players and today they have been rewarded and more importantly, they rewarded our loyal people.”

Advertisement
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Cover8 hours ago

Exploring Economic Opportunities: Why You Should Buy Land in Sagamu With Adron Homes

Cover1 day ago

JUST IN: President Of Yoruba Nation Emerges, Declares Exit From Nigeria (VIDEO)

Cover2 days ago

JUST IN: Oodua Nation ‘Soldiers’ Invade Oyo House Of Assembly, Hoist Flag (VIDEO)

Cover2 days ago

Ondo Guber: APC Screening Committee Clears Female Aspirant, Funmi Ayinke

Cover3 days ago

Episode 2 of ‘Manless’ Unveils a Dramatic Twist with a Chronic Mummy’s Boy

Cover3 days ago

Many Injured As LP’s Akpata, Security Agents, UNIBEN Students Clash

Kefas Agbu
news3 days ago

Tsokundi killings: Tivs in Taraba Are Taking The Generosity of Gov. Agbu Kefas For Granted – Chief Benjamin Bako

Cover3 days ago

BREAKING: Nigerian Court Sentences Popular Cross-dresser, Bobrisky To Six Months In Jail With No Option Of Fine

Cover4 days ago

“If People Love Their Talent They Will Take Care of it” Basketmouth Shares in Episode 6 of Mercy’s Menu Season 4!

Cover4 days ago

I Lost Ogun Governorship Election Because I Didn’t Shed Blood – Ladi Adebutu Reveals

Cover4 days ago

Wema Bank’s Legal Woes: Over N9 Billion in Litigation Costs Amid Recapitalization Efforts

Cover4 days ago

Junior Pope: AGN Bans Producer Adamma Luke After Actor’s Death, Suspends Riverine Movie Shoots

Cover5 days ago

 Breaking: Nollywood actor, Junior Pope revived few hours after he was declared dead (VIDEO)

Cover5 days ago

Eid-fitri Tragedy: 18 seater bus swerved off Third Mainland Bridge flings two passengers into Lagoon (Video)

Cover5 days ago

Eid-el-Fitr: Speaker Obasa Congratulates Muslims

Advertisement