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Defeat for Semi Ajayi & Nigeria in AFCON final

Semi Ajayi lining up for the Nigeria team photo before the start of the AFCON final

There was huge disappointment for Semi Ajayi and his Nigeria side on Sunday night as they were beaten 2-1 by tournament hosts Ivory Coast in the AFCON final.

Ajayi completed 90 minutes at Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in the capital Abidjan.

The Super Eagles took a 1-0 lead into the break thanks a powerful header from their skipper William Troost-Ekong.

However, second-half efforts from Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller secured the trophy for Ivory Coast.

Fellow Albion man Grady Diangana featured for DR Congo on Saturday in the third-place play-off against South Africa.

The winger started the encounter and got through 68 minutes before being replaced by Brentford attacker Yoane Wissa.

South Africa won 6-5 on penalties following a 0-0 scoreline in normal time.

  • Ajayi
  • Diangana