AFCON 2024 final: Ivory Coast player ratings vs Nigeria – Elephants trample Super Eagles

We bring you the Ivory Coast player ratings after they claimed a remarkable victory on home soil at the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Elephants of Ivory Coast came from behind to defeat Nigeria's Super Eagles at the AFCON 2024 final.

Emerse Faé's troops were the dominant side on Sunday, as they allowed just one shot on target in 90 minutes.

The Ivorians now have three AFCON titles, the same as the Super Eagles.

On that note, these are our Ivory Coast player ratings from the match.

Ivory Coast player ratings vs Nigeria

Yahia Fofana – 6.5

Yahia Fofana did not make any saves in 90 minutes of play. The Angers shot-stopper faced just one shot on target, and he couldn't prevent it from going in.

Ghislain Konan – 7.5

Ghislain Konan lost possession just five times from 85 touches. He was really impressive against the Super Eagles, completing 97 percent of his passes (60/62).

Evan Ndicka – 6.7

Evan Ndicka was part of a defensive line that managed to frustrate the Super Eagles. Although this wasn't his best performance for the Elephants, the AS Roma player did his part defensively.

Odilon Kossounou – 7.0

Odilon Kossounou managed to get two shots in, with one of those going on target. He also had four clearances, a blocked shot and an interception.

Serge Aurier – 6.9

Serge Aurier held his own for the most part, even though he only played for 70 minutes. The Galatasaray player also completed 87 percent (26/30) of his passes on Sunday.

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Seko Fofana – 7.0

Seko Fofana got two shots on target, even though he was unable to find the net. The former Manchester City player could've scored the first and last goals of the tournament.

Jean Michaël Seri – 8.5

Jean Michaël Seri completely dominated the midfield, winning seven of 11 ground duels and two of two aerial duels. He provided cover for the defence with six tackles, two interceptions and a clearance.

Furthermore, the Hull City player completed 64 of 67 (96 percent) of his passes.

Franck Kessié – 8.0

Franck Kessié gave the Ivorians a fighting chance, as he scored the goal that put Ivory Coast back on level terms with the Super Eagles.

As a result, the hosts were able to complete their third comeback in four matches since the start of the knockout stages.

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Simon Adingra – 9.0

Ivory Coast were able to bounce back after trailing at half-time, and they can thank Simon Adingra for that.

The Brighton player had two assists on Sunday, as he set up both of Ivory Coast's goals. No wonder he was named the best young player at the tournament!

Sebastien Haller – 7.5

Sebastien Haller struggled to find his feet at first. He missed a big chance in the first half, and at some point, all of his three shots went off target.

However, the Borussia Dortmund player scored the winning goal for the hosts. He also scored the only goal in their semi-final victory over DR Congo.

Max Gradel – 6.5

In 70 minutes of play, Max Gradel didn't really do anything noteworthy. The Leicester City player missed a big chance and managed to register just two total shots.

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Oumar Diakité – 6.5

Oumar Diakité didn't really do much on Sunday, and that's understandable, considering he came on at the 70th minute.

Wilfried Singo – 7.5

Even though Wilfried Singo wasn't on the field for all of 30 minutes, he led the team in clearances (7).

The Monaco player also won two of two aerial duels and lost possession just once.

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