Nigeria was defeated 2-1 by Ivory Coast in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final after a comeback.
For the fourth time in their history, the Super Eagles wanted to raise the trophy.
After William Troost-Ekong’s header in the first half, Jose Peseiro’s team led.
However, Franck Kessie’s header for the Ivorians tied the score after the break.
Stanley Nwabali was beaten by a flicked ball from Sebastien Haller with a few minutes remaining in the match.
On three continental titles, the Elephants and Nigeria are now tied.