Morocco is the “champion” of the African Cup, recognized by the host (video)

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    The Ivory Coast national team, which won the African Cup at home and among its fans at the expense of Nigeria, yesterday, Sunday, 2-1 in the final match, acknowledged that Morocco is the true champion of the continental championship despite its exit from the round of 16 in the tournament itself.

    The Ivorian national team players raised the Moroccan flag during the coronation ceremony for the third title in its history, expressing their great thanks to the Moroccan national team, which was the main reason for the “Elephants” qualifying from the first round as the best third-place finishers in the African Championship.

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    The captain of the Ivory Coast national team carries the Moroccan flag before the coronation.


    The reason is that Morocco won over Zambia in the group stage.



    They did not forget them even by


    winning the coronation. Zambia tied or they won against Morocco. Ivory Coast was outside the tournament


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    - Your stadium (@ml3b_football) February 12, 2024

    Ivory Coast passed the group stage in a crazy scenario, as it had only three points at the time, and it needed Morocco to win over Zambia at the end of the sixth group matches to ensure its qualification among the four best teams occupying third place, and this was achieved only with Morocco’s victory because the latter’s draw or loss with Zambia would have meant An early farewell to the home team from the tournament.

    After winning the cup and on their way to the bus, Ivory Coast players 🇨🇮 raise the flag of Morocco 🇲🇦 instead of their country’s flag as a message of thanks..🙏🇲🇦pic.twitter.com/QYVIZHfTXj

    - Raymond Sadik.🇲🇦 (@RaymondSadik) February 12, 2024

    Videos of Ivory Coast players carrying the Moroccan flag spread throughout the stadium and even the celebrations extending outside, thanking them for the lifetime service that Morocco provided to them and the people of their country.