Video: Nigeria Secures Crucial Victory Against Hosts Ivory Coast

Thursday, January 18
•Equatorial Guinea 4-2 Guinea Bissau
•Ivory Coast 0-1 Nigeria
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Friday, January 19
•Cape Verde Vs Mozambique – 5pm
•Senegal Vs Cameroon – 8pm
•Guinea Vs Gambia – 11pm


In a thrilling Group A encounter at Stade Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan, Nigeria emerged triumphant, defeating hosts Ivory Coast 1-0.

William Troost-Ekong’s 54th-minute penalty, earned through Victor Osimhen’s foul, silenced the Ivorian fans, marking their first defeat in the tournament.

Despite facing intense pressure, the Super Eagles expertly managed the closing stages, dealing a psychological blow to fellow Africa’s footballing powerhouses.

The victory has propelled Nigeria to the top of Group A, level with surprise package Equatorial Guinea, both boasting four points.

The hosts, now in third place with three points, faces a crucial match against Equatorial Guinea to secure a spot in the knockout stage.

Nigeria’s impressive performance in Abidjan has revived their AFCON campaign, sending a strong warning to rivals in the AFCON 2023 tournament.

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