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HomeNewsIvory Coast starts AFCON 2023 with a  win over Guinea-Bissau

Ivory Coast starts AFCON 2023 with a  win over Guinea-Bissau

In the opening match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Ivory Coast secured a 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau in Group A.

Seko Fofana provided a perfect start for the Elephants, scoring in the fourth minute with a powerful strike from just inside the area.

Fofana nearly doubled the lead before halftime, but his strong effort was tipped onto the bar by Guinea-Bissau goalkeeper Ouparine Djoco.

After the break, Jean-Philippe Krasso added a second goal, showcasing skillful control under pressure in the box and hooking in a left-footed shot.

Despite Guinea-Bissau’s efforts, including a chance from Mama Balde, they couldn’t find the back of the net.

The delayed 2023 AFCON, moved to early 2024 to avoid the rainy season, allowed Ivory Coast to finalize their preparations.

Despite missing striker Sebastien Haller due to injury, the Elephants began their quest for a third continental triumph with a convincing win.

In the second Group A match, Nigeria will face Equatorial Guinea, while Group B will see Egypt and Ghana in action later in the day.

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