In a thrilling match that brought together two highly regarded West African teams, Nigeria’s Super Eagles announced their presence among the favorites to win the continental tournament by getting the better of the host nation Cote d’Ivoire in an action-compact clash of West African titans.

With both teams putting pressure on the other end to mark their desire to make it out of the group stages, the West African rivals ended the first half in a goalless yet intense draw.

The second half started on a high for the Super Eagles of Nigeria as captain William Troost-Ekong scored from the spot in the 55th minute.

Despite several attempts from the Ivorian team to tie the scoring, the Nigerian Super Eagles maintained a solid backline until the final moments of the game, to finish victorious 1-0 for the first time in this AFCON.

Credit: moroccoworldnews.com

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