A penalty goal in the 56th minute scored by Skipper Williams Troost-Ekong was all the Super Eagles needed to beat host Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire on Thursday, 18 January, 2024, at the ongoing African Cup of Nations reports thegazellenews.com
The penalty came as a result of a foul on the box by Ivorien defender Diakhite on African Footballer of the Year, Victor Osimhen.
Captain Troost-Ekong came forward and hit a powerful shot down the middle for what turned out to be the winning goal.
Nigeria played a compact game and fully deserved their victory.
Earlier in Group A, Equatorial Guinea beat Guinea Bissau 4-2 to move to the top of the Group on goal difference having four points like Nigeria. The host country is third with three points.