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Cote d’Ivoire Continues its Celebrations for the Second Day Following their Victory in the AFCON

Côte d’Ivoire is currently basking in its recent AFCON win over Nigeria. Following the victory, President Alhassan Ouattara declared Monday a national holiday. A trophy tour parade was held throughout Abidjan, culminating in an official trophy presentation ceremony inside the 30,000-capacity Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in the city center.

This declaration marks the second public holiday Côte d’Ivoire has announced in a month, both related to the country’s matches against Nigeria. The first public holiday was declared when the Ivorian national team faced the Super Eagles in a group game. Despite the Eagles winning the game 1-nil, the Ivorians remained undeterred.

Notably, the final match was dominated by home fans as only 2,000 tickets were sold to Nigerian supporters. The 60,000-capacity stadium was filled with an intimidating atmosphere for the Nigerian players. Reports have also emerged of the intimidation of Nigerian fans in Côte d’Ivoire, despite the Ivorians’ victory in the final.

The final match saw the Ivorians come from behind to beat Nigeria 2-1, with midfielder Frank Kessie and Sebastian Haller scoring in the second half to cancel out a first-half header by William Troost Ekong. The Ivorian national team is scheduled to receive an official state welcome by the government on Tuesday, in honor of their historic home-soil victory.

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