AFCON - Ivory Coast v Nigeria 

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2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers
Group A

Ivory Coast v Nigeria 

Alassane Ouattara Stadium
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Thursday, 18 January 2024
Kick-off is at 19h00 
Ivory Coast will lock horns with Nigeria in the 2023 AFCON Group A match at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium on 18 January.
Current Form
The Elephants claimed a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau on 13 January as they extended their unbeaten run to seven matches across all competitions.
Ivory Coast have won two of their last three matches in the AFCON finals while the other game ended in a defeat. 
On the other hand, Nigeria drew 1-1 with Equatorial Guinea on 14 January and they are winless in their last four games across all competitions.
The Super Eagles are also winless in their last two matches in the AFCON finals having registered one defeat and one draw.
Team News 
Ivory Coast were without Sebastien Haller against Guinea-Bissau as their star striker recovers from injury and it is unclear whether he will be available against Nigeria.
Nigeria have received a boost ahead of their clash against Ivory Coast with the arrival of Terem Moffi who replaces the injured Victor Boniface.
"We know Nigeria's strengths - their attacking line-up is impressive and their striker is the best in Africa," Ivory Coast head coach Jean-Louis Gasset said.
"We will have to improve but having got the opening match pressure off, I'm sure my players will step up."
Ivory Coast and Nigeria have met 27 times across all competitions. The Elephants have won nine games compared to the Super Eagles' eight wins while 10 games ended in a draw.
The last meeting between the two teams in the AFCON finals saw Nigeria secure a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast at the 2013 edition in South Africa.

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Published: 01/18/2024