AFCON 2023: Super Eagles beat host Ivory Coast 1-0

Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong celebrates putting his side 1-0 up against Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations. (Photo by Franck Fife / AFP)

The Nigerian Super Eagles won their second Group A match against Cote d’Ivoire with a lone goal.

Defender William Troost-Ekong gave the Nigerian team a 1-0 lead from the penalty spot in the 55th minute after striker Victor Osimhen was bundled by Ivorian defenders in the penalty box.

The Eagles have matched the firepower of the host country in the game today which was a contrasting performance from the one against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday.

Before the goal, both teams have had their chances, with the Nigerian team being the most wasteful in front of goal.

Following a drab performance against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, Nigerian fans feared that the Eagles might not make it past the group stages, but the display against the Elephants today has again raised hopes for a solid outing in Ivory Coast.

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