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The 34th edition of Africa's premier football event concludes with a battle between two giants, both eyeing an addition to their impressive collection of continental titles.
The following are the players to look out for:
1 Nigeria players to watch
The formidable goalkeeper for the Super Eagles has been a standout performer, making heroic saves and conceding only one goal from open play in the tournament.
The skipper of the Super Eagles, Troost-Ekong, has exhibited excellent on-field leadership from the back, providing crucial support to the Nigerian attack.
The reigning African Footballer of the Year has played a crucial role, creating goal-scoring chances and causing trouble for defenders. Osimhen aims to cap off the tournament with a stellar performance in the final.
The dynamic winger has showcased his speed, skill, and goal-scoring ability, contributing three goals so far. Lookman aims to end the tournament on a high note, playing a vital role for Nigeria.
2 Côte d'Ivoire players to watch
The impactful forward, who joined the action from the knockout stage, has been instrumental for Côte d'Ivoire. Haller's goal in the semi-final secured their place in the final.
The passionate midfielder has been a driving force for Côte d'Ivoire, scoring in the tournament and playing with immense dedication. Fofana aims to make history and help clinch the trophy for the hosts.
The experienced defender adds depth and leadership to Côte d'Ivoire's side, bringing valuable experience to the pitch. Aurier played in their last AFCON final and understands the challenges of such crucial stages.
An impactful substitute, Adingra has been a game-changer for Côte d'Ivoire, scoring crucial goals off the bench. His contributions provide Coach Emerse Faé with valuable options.
A key figure in the midfield, Kessié has displayed exceptional quality throughout the tournament, including a late equalizer and final penalty that propelled Côte d'Ivoire to the quarter-finals.