Former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has explained how Jose Peseiro and his coaching crew neutralized Côte d’Ivoire’s attacking threat.
The Eagles had it all to play no thanks to their disappointing 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea.
After a goalless first half, it was the Eagles who took the lead on 55 minutes thanks to vice captain, William Troost-Ekong, who converted a 55th minute penalty following a foul on Victor Osimhen.
The hosts did all they could to get back into the game but could not penetrate a resilient Eagles backline.
Following the win, the Eagles go second on four points behind Equatorial Guinea, who also have four points thanks to their 4-2 win against Guinea-Bissau.
“Very nice victory for the Nigerian team against Ivory Coast who were not in the game at all,” Rohr said in his post-match analysis on the X handle of former BBC reporter Osasu