AFCON: Cote d’Ivoire in good start, beat Guinea Bissau
Ivorian players celebrate their victory
Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Host Cote d’Ivoire has won their opening match at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) by beating Guinea Bissau 2-0 on Saturday night.
Seko Fofana gave Cote d’Ivoire an early lead when he latched on to a precise pass inside the box and sent in a superb strike that found its way inside the right post and hit the net.
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Shortly before the end of the first half, Jean-Philippe Krasso was free in the box and Jonathan Bamba found him with a pass, but his powerful shot skimmed just past the right post.
The host scored their second goal in the 58th minute of the match. Jean-Philippe Krasso fired the rebound low into the middle of the goal after the ball broke to him in the box.
In the 74th minute, Franculino ran onto a loose pass inside the box and released a tremendous shot towards the left side of the goal. However, Yahia Fofana anticipated the shot and made a brilliant save.