Côte d’Ivoire Vs Nigeria: How Super Eagles Have Fared Against Host Countries At AFCON

After a disappointing 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea in their opening Group A game, Nigeria’s Super Eagles will take on AFCON 2023 hosts Côte d’Ivoire in their second fixture.

The game is billed for Thursday, 18 January inside the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.

Ahead of the crucial encounter, Completesports.com’s JAMES AGBEREBI takes a look at how the three-time African champions have performed in previous clashes with AFCON hosts.

– GHANA 1-1 NIGERIA (1978/Group Stage)

Known back then as the Green Eagles, the Nigeria senior men’s national team first encounter with an AFCON host was Ghana at the 1978 tournament.

It was the second Group A fixture for both teams which ended 1-1 inside the Accra Sports Stadium.

Legendary winger Segun Odegbami gave the Green Eagles the lead on 33 minutes before Willie Klutse equalised for the Black Stars on 76 minutes.

– ALGERIA 5-1 NIGERIA (1990/Group Stage)

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