AFCON: Hosts Cote d’Ivoire win 2-0 against Guinea-Bissau in Opener

Cote d’Ivoire began their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign with an emphatic 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau in Saturday night’s opening match in Abidjan.

The Ivorian Elephants took the lead after just four minutes through Lens midfielder, Seko Fofana.

Just before the hour mark, the hosts deservedly extended their advantage when substitute striker Jean-Philippe Krasso fired home an acrobatic finish after great work from Jonathan Bamba.

Krasso’s clinical finish put the result beyond doubt as Cote d’Ivoire confidently saw out victory in their tournament opener.

Despite Guinea-Bissau’s occasional threat on the counter at different spells during the match, the Ivorians remained firmly in control to close out a comfortable win.

A tougher test await the Elephants in their next Group A match against three-time champions, Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Wednesday.


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