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Watch: Ivory Coast Celebrates AFCON 2023

Mon 12 Feb 2024 | 10:14 PM
Ivory Coast Celebrates AFCON 2023
Ivory Coast Celebrates AFCON 2023
Rana Atef

On Monday, Thousands of football fans stormed into the streets of Ivory Coast's capital, Abidjan, to see their national team's victory parade after winning the 2023 AFCON.

The hosts defeated Nigeria 2-1 to win the prestigious African title for the third time in their history.

Cote d’Ivoire authorities declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate Les Elephants triumph.

The story of Ivory Coast's victory is inspirational as they were on the forge to be eliminated from the tournament, but after the conclusion of the group stage third round, they qualified as one of the best third-place holders. 

In addition, Sébastien Haller, who battled testicular cancer, scored the victory goal in the 2023 AFCON final.