AFCON Final: Zaidu Returns to Starting 11 as Super Eagles Gear Up to Face Hosts Cote d’Ivoire

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AFCON Final: Zaidu Returns to Starting 11 as Super Eagles Gear Up to Face Hosts Cote d'Ivoire

In a highly anticipated final showdown at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to face off against the host nation, Cote d’Ivoire, in the 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday night. The tournament has reached its pinnacle, with both teams eyeing glory and seeking to etch their names in the history books.

The Super Eagles, gunning for their fourth AFCON title, are entering the final with a renewed sense of determination. Zaidu, who had been absent from the starting lineup, returns to the eleven, adding an extra layer of strength to the Nigerian squad. As the teams advanced from Group A, Equatorial Guinea topped the table, with the Elephants securing their spot as the fourth third-place team.

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The stakes are high for both sides, with Nigeria aiming to add another trophy to their illustrious AFCON history, and Cote d’Ivoire seeking their third title after victories in 1992 and 2015. The Alassane Ouattara Stadium is sure to witness an intense battle between the two football powerhouses.

The Super Eagles’ starting lineup for the final includes:

23. Stanley Nwabali

5. Williams Troost-Ekong

6. Semi Ajayi

21. Calvin Bassey

3. Sanusi Zaidu

8. Frank Onyeka

17. Alex Iwobi

2. Ola Aina

18. Ademola Lookman

11. Samuel Chukwueze

9. Victor Osimhen

As the football world eagerly awaits this thrilling clash, fans are anticipating a spectacle of skill, strategy, and determination from both teams. The Alassane Ouattara Stadium is poised to host a memorable AFCON final, showcasing the best of African football talent.

Source: The Punch

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