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AFCON 2023: Sloppy start for Nigeria’s Super Eagles as Eq. Guinea hold them to draw

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Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea have settled for a 1-1 draw in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations opener.

In the game played at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, Equatorial Guinea took the lead in the 35th minute after Ivan Edu curled a shot into the far right corner of the Super Eagles net.

Nigeria, however, responded swiftly as Napoli hitman Victor Osimhen, with a towering header, connected to Ademola Lookman’s cross to draw level

Both teams failed to score in the second half, as they ended up taking one point each after both team missed the glorious opportunity to take the lead

Nigeria’s next game is against the host nation Cote D’Ivoire on Thursday

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