Host country, Cote D’ivoire beat Nigeria 2-1 to lift the Africa Cup of Nations’ trophy in their home soil.
Captain Williams Troost-Ekong put Nigeria ahead in the 38-minute of the game raising the hope of Nigeria’s side would beat the Elephants as they did in the group stage.
But Former Barcelona midfielder provided the equalizer at the 62-minute to dash the dream of the Super Eagles.
With a few minutes left in the game, Sebastien Haller flicked the ball past Stanley Nwabali in the 81-minute to nailed it for the Cote D’ivoire.
The Elephants have now levelled with Nigeria on three continental titles.
Josse Peseiro’s side tried all they could but the Cote D’ivoire’s defence proved to be a tough nut to crack.