Nigeria’s Super Eagles began their AFCON 2024 campaign on a wobbling note, failing to pick the maximum three points against Equatorial Guinea.

Nigeria goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili could do nothing to prevent Equatorial Guinea from taking the lead against the run of play in the 36th minute, as Iván Salvador exquisitely guided the ball into the bottom corner.

Nigeria swiftly responded, and Victor Osimhen, the 2023 CAF Footballer of the Year, headed home Ademola Lookman’s well-delivered cross.

The game ended 1-1 at half time, but the Eagles failed to score a second goal during yhe second half of the game, as final score stood at 1-1 draw.

They will have to face group leaders, Cote d’Ivoire, who had earlier defeated Guinea Bissau 2-0.

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