Trapping Nigeria (1-0) in the final moments of the group stage game, the Ivorian cadets were relaunched in the race for qualification for the semi-finals of the competition.
A victory which honors the president of the Ivorian Football Federation, Augustin Sidy Diallo
“I am very happy with this victory of our players against Nigeria. We had to win this match to get revived. I hope the final game against Ghana, very crucial will enable our youth to qualify for the semi-final and the World Cup. It is unfortunate that our team recorded two suspended players (Tano Narcissus and Kessie Yannick Franck, the captain of the Elephants) in addition to three who have been recalibrated by MRI. “