Cote d’Ivoire head coach, Emerse Fae has revealed the key to his side’s victory against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Les Elephants edged Jose Peseiro’s side 2-1 in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan, on Sunday night.
It was the West Africans third AFCON title.
“We noticed the Nigerian players were tired in the first half. They were not at their usual best,” Fae said after the game.
“I told my players during the half-time break that we must increase the intensity of our game and it worked out well for us.
“It was not an easy game but the good thing is that we won at the end of the day.”