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Worldwide audience in over 170 territories to watch Nigeria play against Cote d’Ivoire tonight

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  • Top International Broadcasters to show Final of the AFCON
  • AFCON Cote d’Ivoire sets new TV audience records
  • Kick-off at 20h00 GMT
  • More cameras than ever before to give viewers unforgettable experience 

Africa’s biggest event, Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 wraps up tonight with the grand finale between hosts, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe at 20h00 GMT.

The decisive match will be televised in 173 territories globally, making it by far the most-watched AFCON in the history of the competition and once again re-affirming the competition’s global appeal.

The Final will be beamed in 54 African countries, majority of Europe, Asia, Middle East, South America, North America, the Caribbean and South Pacific.

Leading the global broadcasters are CAF’s traditional partners, beIN Sport (MENA, Europe, America, South Pacific), Canal+ and New World TV. Other international broadcasters that will show the competition include Sky Sport, BBC, Ziggo, OKKO, Sport Digital, ViaPlay, Sport Italia, A1, SuperSport, Sport5

Sport TV Portugal, LaLiga+, Sport Klub, SABC, Azam Media, AfroSport, Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation, SNRT, FanCode, BandTV and many others.

The opening ceremony, that will feature some global music stars, will start at 18h40. More investment has been made in TV production to improve the viewer experience. For the first time, more than 33 cameras will be used for the Final.

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Host nation Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria will be hoping to add to their trophy haul when they face each other for the second time in the competition. The latter won the first encounter 1-0 at the same venue.

Les Elephants, as the Ivorians are nicknamed, are hoping for a third title after 1992 and 2015, whilst Nigeria’s Super Falcons are targeting their fourth title after triumph in 1980, 1994 and 2013.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.