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We Will Isolate Osimhen, Boasts Ivory Coast Coach

by Silverbird News24

Ivory Coast coach, Jean-Louis Gasset, has already identified the Super Eagles weaknesses his team will exploit when they face Nigeria in their second Group A game at the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday.

The Elephants kicked off their campaign on a winning note defeating Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in front of an elated Abidjan crowd at the Ebimpe stadium, thanks to goals from Seko Fofana and Jean-Philippe Krasso, while Nigeria needed a quick-fire equaliser from Victor Osimhen to spare the Eagles a shock defeat against Equatorial Guinea in their opening game on Sunday.

The Eagles face a daunting task against hosts Ivory Coast, who are aiming to book their place in the round of 16 and also extend an unbeaten run of two games against the Elephants.

Gasset’s side currently lead Group A and are favourites to win the encounter, with the Eagles facing injury crisis with Alhassan Yusuf and Kelechi Iheanacho major doubts for the encounter

Speaking ahead of the game, Gasset admitted that the game won’t be a stroll in the park but added that the Elephants would exploit the Eagles lapses in their encounter against Equatorial Guinea.

The Elephants lead Group A with three points while Equatorial Guniea and Nigeria are joint-second following their stalemate on Sunday.

Guinea-Bissau occupy the fourth spot in the group, having lost their opening game.

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