Final – Nigeria Players to watch

Edwin  - CEO February 11, 2024
Updated 2024/02/11 at 8:12 AM
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AS Super Eagles of Nigeria face off against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in an epic AFCON 2023 showdown



In less than 24 hours, the Super Eagles of Nigeria face off against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in an epic showdown of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Final.


The 34th edition of Africa’s biggest football showpiece draws to a close with a battle of African football giants looking at adding to their continental titles.


This will be their fourth title for the Super Eagles, should the African football gods smile their way.


CAFOnline looks at some of the critical stars that will be instrumental for Nigeria ahead of the final.


Stanley Nwabali


It’s the final wall of defense for the Super Eagles. Stanley Nwabali has been a revelation for the Super Eagles in Cote d’Ivoire, producing heroic saves that have seen him only concede one goal from open play en route to the final.


The Chippa United keeper was also the day’s hero in the semi-final against South Africa, where he saved two penalties from ushering Nigeria into their finals.


William Troost-Ekong


The Super Eagles skipper has provided outstanding on-field leadership from behind. His experience and command as the last line of defense have proven crucial in the explosive Nigerian attack.


A man who is always ready to step up and take responsibility, Troost-Ekong is undoubtedly one for the big occasion when the chips are down.


Victor Osimhen


The reigning African footballer of the year has played an excellent role for Nigeria. Despite not being able to find the back of the net as much as he would have liked, Victor Osimhen has been troublesome to defenders, also creating goalscoring chances and setting pieces and penalties for his side.


The final presents the perfect platform for the hitman to close off the tournament in style, and they will be hoping to get a goal or two against the hosts.


Ademola Lookman


Ademola Lookman will undoubtedly consider closing off an impressive tournament with one last-star performance.


The dangerman has terrorized defenders with his speed, skill, and impassive ability to find goals. Currently on three goals and hungry for more, Lookman is a crucial figure for the Nigerians as they attempt a fourth continental title.


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