Ivory Coast’s players celebrate after winning at the end of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 semi-final football match between Ivory Coast and Democratic Republic of Congo at Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan on 7 February 2024.
(Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
The Africa Cup of Nations has produced a record 116 goals with two matches to go, but history suggests the final between hosts Ivory Coast and Nigeria on Sunday could be a low-scoring affair.
There have been only 10 goals in the past 10 finals of the African football showpiece, and six of those came in just two title deciders.
Hosts Tunisia defeated Morocco 2-1 in 2004 and Cameroon came from behind against Mohamed Salah-inspired Egypt 13 years later to succeed by the same score.
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