Nigeria coach, Jose Peseiro, is saddened by failure to win AFCON, but Sebastien Haller is happy to have helped Cote d’Ivoire achieve the dream.
Brighton & Hove Albion’s 22-year-old Simon Adingra put up a Man-of-the-Match performance against Nigeria, providing both assists for Ivory Coast.
The winger explains how his team endured tough times to win the third Afcon trophy in their history.
“It is the power of the group and the mindset that put us through,” the attacker told the media after the final.
“We had some challenging moments, but we rescued ourselves, although it wasn’t easy.
“The mental fortitude saw us restore our chances and do what we achieved today.”