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AFCON 2024: Nigeria Secures Crucial 1-0 Victory Over Ivory Coast (Full Highlights)

In a nail-biting encounter at AFCON 2024, the Super Eagles of Nigeria emerged triumphant with a vital 1-0 win against the host nation, Ivory Coast. The game’s turning point occurred when Nigeria’s captain, Troost-Ekong, successfully converted a penalty kick, awarded following a VAR review that confirmed Ousmane Diomande’s foul on Victor Osimhen.

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This crucial victory, played out at the Alassane Outtara Stadium in Abidjan, propels Nigeria to second place in Group A. They trail behind Equatorial Guinea, who earlier secured a 4-2 win over Guinea-Bissau.

Ivory Coast, after starting their campaign with a 2-0 win against Guinea Bissau, faced a setback with this loss. Meanwhile, Nigeria bounced back from their initial 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea.

Looking ahead, Nigeria is gearing up for their final group game against Guinea Bissau on Monday, January 22, with the aim of securing a spot in the knockout stages of the tournament.


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