Roma defender Evan Ndicka and Fiorentina’s Christian Kouame received 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 house turf.
It was finally a disappointing match for Napoli striker Osimhen, who scored just one purpose 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 more practical with three targets and an help, although the targets 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 in the course of the match.
Different acquainted faces within the Ivorian aspect embody ex-Torino man Wilfried Singo and former Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga.
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