Stellar performance from the Elephant has taken their campaign from the brink of despair to title contender. Sebastian Haller’s glossy finish takes Ivory Coast to the Africa Cup of Nations final against Nigeria.
Sebastien Haller struck the winner as Ivory Coast kept their dream of lifting their first AFCON title on home soil alive courtesy of a 1-0 victory over DR Congo in a keenly contested semi-final in Abidjan.
The hosts, who were a whisker away from being eliminated in the group stage, are now one step away from being crowned Kings of the continent for the third time after producing one of their most assured displays of the tournament.
This is the first time the Ivorians will be getting to the final since 2015, when they defeated DR Congo in the semis to lift the trophy.