AFCON 2024: Eagles Silent Ivorians ..Beat Elephants 1-0 - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, January 18, 2024

AFCON 2024: Eagles Silent Ivorians ..Beat Elephants 1-0

Nigeria's Super Eagles on Thursday silent ivorian football fans at home, as they  defeated Elephants of Coted'Ivoire  against all-odds by lone-goal in their make or mar second match in Group A of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations 

Assistant Captain William Troost-Ekong grabbed the only goal of the crucial match from the penalty spot in the 55th minute, after reigning African king , Victor Osimhen was fouled in the tension soaked encounter played inside the 60,000 capacity magnificent Olympic Stadium in Ebimpe 

The Ivorians  made several incursions into the Nigerians 18yards box for equalizer, but were frustrated by a much more organized defense wall of the Eagles led by  the led William Troost-Ekong 

The host country who are now walking on a tight rope with three points behind both Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria with four points each, must win their last group match to qualify from the group

Equatorial Guinea who are currently on top of the group, after defeating Guinea- Bissau 4-2 will have their hands full playing against Ivory Coast who are seeking outright victory in the make or mar match ,to pick one of the qualification tickets while Eagles only need a draw against the bottom placed Guinea Bissau who are still on zero point , after losing back to back to Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea

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