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Super Eagles Beat AFCON Host 1-0

Super Eagles emerged victorious against the host nation Ivory Coast with a narrow 1-0 triumph.

The Super Eagles showcased a resilient defensive display, securing their win through a penalty kick expertly converted by Troost Ekong.

Despite limited attacking opportunities, Nigeria’s back-5 demonstrated remarkable cohesion, thwarting the host’s offensive attempts throughout the match.

The lone goal, courtesy of Ekong’s precision from the penalty spot, proved decisive in securing the Super Eagles’ triumph on foreign soil.

The match unfolded as a tense battle, with both teams vying for control and opportunities.

However, it was Nigeria’s defensive prowess that ultimately defined the outcome. The backline, marshalled by a resolute Super Eagles defence, stood firm against Ivory Coast’s offensive strategies.

Troost Ekong’s penalty kick 10 minutes into the second half of the match secured the victory. This place them second in the Group A table with a tally of four points, with Equatorial Guinea, who had earlier today defeated Guinea-Bissau 4 goals to two.

 

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