Côte d'Ivoire is on the brink of glory in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2023 after clinching a hard-fought 1-0 victory against DR Congo in the semi-final clash at the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpé in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

The Ivorian team's impressive performance has propelled them into the final, where they will vie for their first continental title since 2015 when they triumphed over Ghana.

This historic opportunity marks only the second time they have reached the final since their victory in 1992.

In a tightly contested first half, both teams showcased their prowess, creating several scoring opportunities.

Côte d'Ivoire came close to breaking the deadlock late in the half, with Sébastien Haller and Franck Kessie posing threats to the DR Congo defense.

The momentum shifted in favor of the Ivorian Elephants as the second half commenced.

Haller, determined to make an impact, seized an opportunity fifteen minutes into the period, slotting home a crucial goal in the 65th minute to give his team a vital 1-0 lead.

Despite a resilient effort from DR Congo, Côte d'Ivoire held firm defensively to secure their place in the final showdown.

Their path to the title now leads to a highly anticipated encounter against Nigeria, set to take place on Sunday (11 February).

The final promises to be a thrilling contest, with Nigeria having previously edged out Côte d'Ivoire in a closely contested group stage encounter.

As anticipation builds for the ultimate showdown, football fans around the world eagerly await the crowning of the new champions of African football.

Stay tuned as Côte d'Ivoire embarks on their quest for continental glory in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2023 final against Nigeria.