AFCON 2023 – Nigeria 1-0 Guinea Bissau: Super Eagles finish second in Group A

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have finished second in Group A of the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast despite beating Guinea-Bissau 1-0.
Nigeria's forward #15 Moses Simon (C) celebrates with teammates after Guinea-Bissau's defender #22 Opa Sangante (unseen) scored an own-goal during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 group A football match between Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on January 22, 2024. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by FRANCK FIFE has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [after Guinea-Bissau's defender #22 Opa Sangante (unseen) scored an own-goal] instead of [scoring his team's first goal]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”
Nigeria’s forward #15 Moses Simon (C) celebrates with teammates after Guinea-Bissau’s defender #22 Opa Sangante (unseen) scored an own-goal during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 group A football match between Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on January 22, 2024. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by FRANCK FIFE has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [after Guinea-Bissau’s defender #22 Opa Sangante (unseen) scored an own-goal] instead of [scoring his team’s first goal]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have finished second in Group A of the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast despite beating Guinea-Bissau 1-0.
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A 36th minute own goal was all that Nigeria needed to defeat Guinea-Bissau in their final group game of the 2023 AFCON on Monday.

It was, however, not enough to help the Super Eagles finish top of their group with the honour falling on Equatorial Guinea which dismantled host nation, Ivory Coast 4-0.

Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria both have seven points after winning two matches and drawing one but the former top Group A with a better goal difference.

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