Nigeria face Ivory Coast on Ivorian turf this weekend, in the Africa Cup of Nations Final 2024. It's been an exhilerating tournament with some incredible match-ups. Certainly, there have been some giant-killings throughout but at the end of it all, two huge footballing nations will meet in what is guaranteed to be an exciting final.
Without further ado, let's fire up the Africa Cup of Nations final preview, which will feature a match prediction, team news, predicted lineups and information on how to watch Nigeria vs Ivory Coast on TV.
How to watch the Africa Cup of Nations Final on TV
First, let's run through the essentials that fans must know ahead of the game...
When is kick off? Sunday 11 February, 2024
What time is kick off? 20:00 (GMT)
Where is it played? Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara
TV channel/live stream? BBC One, Sky Sports Main Event (UK), beIN Sports (USA)
Nigeria vs Ivory Coast team news
Thankfully for the neutral, there aren't many injuries to worry about. This means that all of the star players we would expect to see in action for this final, will be. the only exception, as per FotMob, is Victor Okoh Boniface, the striker who plays for Nigeria and Bayer Leverkusen. Boniface has picked up an injury, so is likely to miss the final and be ruled out until mid-February.
Predicted Nigeria vs Ivory Coast lineups
Predicted Nigeria lineup: Nwabili; Ajayi, Bassey, Troost-Ekong; Osayi-Samuel, Onyeka, Iwobi, Sanusi; Simon, Osimhen, Lookman
Predicted Ivory Coast lineup: Fofana; Singo, N'Dicko, Kossounou, Konan; Kessie, Seri, Fofana; Gradel, Haller, Pepe
Nigeria vs Ivory Coast prediction
It will be an exciting game, I think that's the safest prediction we can go for. There will be goals, and there will be fast attacking movements from both teams. If I were pushed to give a score prediction, I would go with Nigeria 3-1 Ivory Coast. Either way, I'm looking forward to this one.
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