AFCON Final: Super Eagles Take Lead at Half-time

AFCON Final: Super Eagles Take Lead at Half-time

Femi Solaja

On field captain, Troost Ekong, put Nigeria in front with a powerful headed off corner kick by Ademola Lookman.

The goal which came against the run of play silenced 55,000 Ivorien fans in the 37th minute of play.

Unlike 40 years ago at the same city when the then Green Eagles took early lead but Cameroon restored parity before half time, Eagles seem to be on top of their game when the second half resumes shortly.

Nigeria is aiming for its fourth title since 2013 in South Africa while host Cote D Ivoire are gunning for their third title since 2015.

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