Victor Osimhen clinches the Man-of-the-Match award and asserts that the Super Eagles rightfully earned victory against Cote d’Ivoire.

Victor Osimhen, the Super Eagles striker, earned the Man-of-the-Match title in Nigeria’s triumph over Ivory Coast during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations clash on Thursday, January 18. The 1-0 victory, secured by William Troost-Ekong’s penalty, propelled Nigeria to 4 points, bolstering their prospects for qualification from Group A.

The Napoli striker earned a penalty when fouled by the Ivorian defender in the penalty box. Following a Video Assistance Referee (VAR) review, the foul was confirmed, and Ekong skillfully converted it. Osimhen expressed pride in the team’s victory over Ivory Coast after the game.


“First and foremost, it was a fair game and we needed to convert the penalty when the opportunity came our way and I am happy that Troost-Ekong converted the penalty.

“I am really proud of the team’s victory and we look forward to the next game.”

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