His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, sent a message of congratulations to the President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Alassane Dramane Ouattara, and to the First Lady of the country, Ms. Dominique Ouattara, on the occasion of the coronation of the Côte d’Ivoire national team in the final of the 34th African Cup of Nations in football.
His Majesty the King said in this telegram: “Mr. President and dear brother, the First Lady, I am pleased to extend to you, and through you, to the Ivorian people, my warm congratulations on the occasion of the coronation of the national team of Côte d’Ivoire in the final of the 34th African Cup of Nations in Football, which your country hosted. “Successfully.”
In this telegram, His Majesty the King also affirmed that “the Ivorian national team is truly the pride of your nation,” stressing that “thanks to its perseverance and competitiveness, it has once again succeeded in ascending to the summit of African football and granting precious moments of harmony to football fans in Côte d’Ivoire and all over the world.” The continent.”
The Ivorian national team was able to win the title for the third time in its history, following a 2-1 victory over Nigeria, in the match that took place last Sunday, on the floor of the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, in the Ivorian city of Abidjan, for the final of the 2023 African Cup of Nations, Côte d’Ivoire.
The Nigerian national team was in the lead to score in the 38th minute with a header by player William Troost-Ekong, before Côte d’Ivoire was able to equalize the score in the 62nd minute with a header by player Franck Kessie, while the sons of Emers Faye were able to add the second goal through player Sebastien Heller in the 81st minute, giving the national team His country won the title for the third time, after the 1992 and 2015 editions.