Ivory Coast's midfielder #6 Seko Fofana (C) scores his team's first goal during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 group A football match between Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau at the Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan, on January 13, 2024. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)


Hosts Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire got their AFCON 2023 campaign off to a perfect start as they beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in Group A on Saturday.

This is the first time ever that both Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau will clash at the AFCON.

Goals in each half from Seko Fofana and Jean-Philippe Krasso secured the three points for the Ivorians in the game played inside the Alassane Ouattara Stadium.

Fofana gave the hosts the lead as early as the 4th minute before Krasso added the second goal in the 58th minute.

The Elephants will be back in action on January 18 in a heavyweight clash with Nigeria’s Super Eagles in their second Group A game.

Group A other game will see the Eagles square off against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, 14 January.


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