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Ivory Coast President Honors AFCON Champions with Prestigious Awards and Monetary Gifts

Ivory Coast’s triumph in the Africa Cup of Nations continues to be celebrated as President Alassane Ouattara welcomed the victorious football team to the Presidential Palace on Tuesday, extending his congratulations and gratitude for their remarkable achievement.

In a reception held at the Presidential Palace, President Ouattara personally awarded medals to the players, coaches, and officials of the Elephants, who clinched the prestigious title of African champions in 2023. 

Each member of the squad also received a generous monetary gift as a token of appreciation for their dedication and hard work.

Recognizing the team’s outstanding performance, President Ouattara conferred prestigious honors upon the team officials, coaches, and players.

Team officials were honored with the rank of Commander in the country’s National Order of Merit, while coaches and players were named Chevalier and officers respectively, highlighting their exceptional contributions to Ivorian football.

Today’s reception was not only a celebration of victory but also a demonstration of the president’s confidence and appreciation for the team’s bravery and resilience exhibited throughout the African Cup of Nations. 

Despite facing formidable opponents, Ivory Coast showcased determination and tenacity, ultimately emerging triumphant in the tournament.

The journey to victory was not without challenges, with the hosts facing adversity in the early stages of the competition. 

However, through sheer perseverance and skill, the team rallied together to secure a historic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in the thrilling final match on Sunday, etching their names in the annals of Ivorian football history.

Additional source: AfricaNews

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