AS Monaco Gives AFCON Winner Wilfried Singo Heroic Welcome After Return to France: Video

AS Monaco Gives AFCON Winner Wilfried Singo Heroic Welcome After Return to France: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 16, 2024 at 9:49 AM
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  • Wilfried Singo has returned back to France after AFCON 2023
  • The Ivorian defender rejoined his AS Monaco teammates
  • Singo played a role as Ivory Coast won the 2023 AFCON

Ivory Coast defender, Wilfried Singo, received a heroic welcome following his return to France to join his AS Monaco teammates.

The 23-year-old played a role as the Elephants came from a goal down to beat Nigeria and win their third Africa Cup of Nations on home soil.

Singo was a second-half substitute in the 2-1 win at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium last Sunday in Ebimpe. Before the final, he had made cameo appearances in the knockout stages including a remarkable victory over Mali.

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Wilfried Singo returns to France after AFCON success with Ivory Coast. Credit: @CAF_Online @AS_Monaco
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In a video shared on social media, Singo was given a surprise welcome with his teammates dancing to the popular Coup du Marteau song from the Nations Cup.

Singo delivered a speech while making fun of his teammates from Senegal and Mali, whom he beat en route to reaching the final. Mohamed Camara and Kreppin Diatta took the joke lightly as they enjoyed the moment with their teammate.

The former Torino right-back is expected to join his teammates in training on Friday ahead of the game against Toulouse on Sunday.

Singo has been a key player for Monaco this season, making 15 appearances and scoring a goal in Ligue 1, per Transfermarkt.

Bayer Leverkusen celebrate Odilon Kossounou

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ivory Coast defender Odilon Kossounou received a special welcome from Bayer Leverkusen following his return from the Africa Cup of Nations.

The lanky centre-back played a pivotal role as the Ivory Coast staged a remarkable comeback to beat Nigeria and win the 2023 Nations Cup on home soil.

The 23-year-old started in the final after missing the semi-final against DR Congo, playing a key role in the victory over Nigeria.

Dortmund welcome Sebastien Haller in style

Sports Brief also reported that Sebastien Haller received a kingly welcome following his return to Borussia Dortmund as an Africa Cup of Nations winner.

The Dortmund forward scored the winner as Ivory Coast came from a goal down to beat Nigeria and win their third AFCON title.

Having missed the opening round of games due to injury, the 29-year-old proved important for the Elephants, netting the winner in the semi-final against DR Congo and the decisive goal against the Super Eagles.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.