Nigeria qualifies for knockout stage

The Super Eagles completed their qualification to the knockout stage of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023 following their slim 1-0 win over Guinea Bissau. 

Victor Osimhen was presented with a great opportunity and he fired a shot with his right foot but went past the goal post the early minutes. 

Nigeria continued to be more dangerous up front with some great chances but kept missing them. 

However, by attacking, José Peseiro’s men ended up being rewarded with a counterattack led by Ola Aina who found Moses Simon before his cross landed on Opa Sanganté who put the ball in his own net. 

Nigeria kept pressing even after going up by a goal to nil in the second half in search of more goals. 

Twice, Samuel Chukwueze missed his one-on-one meeting with Jonas Mendes.  In the 59th minute, Osimhen’s effort ended up in the net but was flagged offside. 

It ended 1-0 and the results mean, Nigeria with 7 points have progressed to the round of 16 where they will face the team that finish second in Group C on Saturday, 27 January.

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