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Côte d’Ivoire sink Guinea-Bissau in AFCON 2023 opening match

Hosts Cote d’Ivoire on Saturday in Abidjan defeated Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in the opening match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match was played at the 60,000-capacity Alassane Ouattara stadium in Abidjan.
With the win, Cote D’Ivoire has temporarily shot to the top of Group A, in a dicey pool comprising Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea who square up on Sunday.

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In the highly entertaining curtain raiser, Côte d’Ivoire opened scoring in the fourth minute through Seko Fofana.

Jean-Philippe Krasso then scored his team’s second goal in the 58th minute of the game.

The Ivorian squad put in a strong performance from the blast of the whistle, dominating possession against their less fancied opponent.

Following today’s game, the host country will now lock horns with Nigeria on January 18.(NAN)(

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