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AFCON: Super Eagles beat host Cote d’Ivoire 1-0


The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated the Elephants of Ivory Coast in their second game at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

A second-half penalty from William Troost-Ekong was the sole difference as Nigeria beat the host country at the Olympic Stadium Ebimpe, Abidjan, on Thursday.

Nigeria takes the lead in the 55th minutes after Victor Osimhen goes down after a challenge.

Referee Mustapha Ghorbal signals for VAR, initiating a review to determine if Nigeria deserves a penalty.

After a VAR review, Nigeria is awarded a penalty, that was converted by William Troost-Ekong who confidently placed it past Yahia Fofana into the heart of the goal.

Nigeria now sits second in the group with 4 points behind leader Equatorial Guinea.