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Photos: 10 Iconic Moments From AFCON That Will Stay with Us for a Long Time

From last-minute victories to awe-inspiring individual performances, we take a look back at 10 iconic moments in African football from the tournament that will continue to resonate with fans and players alike.

In a breathtaking showcase of pure African talent, skill and passion, the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) ended with an unforgettable drama that will make this edition one of the most memorable in the game’s history.

The tournament was crowned with an intense finale that fans across the African continent gripping the edge of their seats and saw the Elephants of Ivory Coast beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-1 to become the champions of the 2023 African Cup of Nations.

From last-minute victories to awe-inspiring individual performances, we take a look back at 10 iconic moments in African football from the tournament that will continue to resonate with fans and players alike.

  1. Ivory Coast are the champions!
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2. Sebastian Haller is that guy!

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3. Save that penalty, boy!

4. That one fan who never loses hope!

5. Prayers to the father

6. What’s happening here?

7. Sometimes, just sometimes, you can’t control the emotions.

8. The Iconic goals

9. Coach is in that mood

10. Ghana, Ghana, Ghana


Photo credit: AFCON

Eugene Agyei contributed to this article.

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