The Ivory Coast emerged winners of the African Under-17 Championship in Morocco after defeating Nigeria on penalties on Saturday.
The game ended 1-1 in regulation time and went straight to penalties accordance to FIFA regulation for the under-17s.
The Ivorians won the spot kick by 5-4.
The Nigerians began well with Izu Omego putting his team one goal up after seven minutes.
Ivory Coast struggled to cope with the pacy Nigerians until the 26th minute when Chris Bile Bedia evened the game.
Bedia's goal came against the run of play after poor defending by the Nigerian led to goalkeeper, Adeyinka Adewale gifting the ball after coming off his line.
Within the next six minutes, Ifeanyi Matthew and Chiedbere Nwakali came close to restoring Nigeria's lead before the break.
Three minutes into the second half, Musa Yahaya was played into a scoring opportunity with sight at goal after a superb offensive play but he could only hit the side-net.
On 52 minutes, Bedia was in position to score a second goal for the Ivorians with a close range header but Adewale reacted well.
The tournament's leading scorer, Isaac Success, found himself inside the Ivory Coast's penalty area but shot really wide.
Inside the last 20 minutes, Nigeria thought they had a penalty shout when Success was bundled down in the goal area by four Ivorian defenders.
But with 16 minutes left, goalscorer Omego was sent off by the centre referee, Mahamadou Keita from Mali for an elbow offence.
However, it was Nwakali's miss during the penalty shootout that proved to be Nigeria's undoing as Franck Kessie, Jean Chester Diallo, Bekanty Angban, Aboubacar Keita and Dogbole Niangbo scored all five kicks for the Ivorians to be crowned African champions.