Victor Osimhen scored a primary half equaliser however wasteful Nigeria was held to a 1-1 attract its African Cup of Nations Group A opener with Equatorial Guinea in a steamy Abidjan on Sunday, unable to show its stress into three factors.
Iban Salvador netted a shock opener for Equatorial Guinea in opposition to the run of play with a well-worked objective, however the lead lasted solely two minutes earlier than Napoli ahead Osimhen headed Nigeria stage.
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The west African facet dominated the probabilities after that however discovered Equatorial Guinea goalkeeper Jesus Owono in superb type as he made a number of excellent saves, to go together with some poor ending.
Nigeria subsequent meets hosts Ivory Coast in a doubtlessly essential pool conflict on Thursday, whereas Equatorial Guinea faces Guinea-Bissau, which misplaced 2-0 to the Ivorians in Saturday’s match opening sport.