CHAN: Eagles defeat Côte d’Ivoire 1-0

CHAN: Eagles defeat Côte d’Ivoire 1-0
January 11 23:26 2016

[H]ome- based Super Eagles on Monday evening in Pretoria defeated Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 in a final warm-up match before their departure to Rwanda.

El Kanemi Warriors midfielder, Ifeanyi Matthew scored the match winner in the 45th minute courtesy of a neat finish.

Last year, the Nigeria ‘B’ team beat Burkina Faso 2-0, before they held their West African rivals to a goalless draw in Ouagadougou to qualify for their second CHAN.

They will fly out to Kigaki on Friday. Exactly a week today, they will open their 2016 CHAN campaign against Niger in Kigali.

They will also battle Tunisia and Guinea in the group phase of the competition, which kicks off on Saturday.