WAFU Zone B President Kurt Okraku congratulates Ivory Coast for winning 2023 Africa Cup of Nations

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WAFU Zone B President Kurt Okraku congratulates Ivory Coast after their thrilling victory in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The host nation secured a dramatic 2-1 win over the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara, staging a remarkable comeback to clinch their third title.

In a tense match, Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong opened the scoring in the 38th minute, only for Franck Kessie to equalize for Ivory Coast in the 62nd minute.

The decisive moment came in the 81st minute when Sebastian Haller netted the winning goal, sealing a historic triumph for the Elephants. Okraku also commended Ivory Coast for hosting what he hailed as the best AFCON in the competition's history.

Kurt Okraku's statement reads:

"On behalf of WAFU Zone B, big congratulations to Cote d'Ivoire for winning its third continental trophy and for organizing the best AFCON in the history of the competition. Congratulations also to all the countries from the Zone that took part in this 34th Edition of the TotalEnergies AFCON and to all the 24 nations that took part in this great rendezvous of continental soccer staged in the zone. Our Zone secured the top two positions with Nigeria joining Cote d'Ivoire on the podium, which is a great source of satisfaction"

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