The 2019 U-23 African Cup of Nations opening Group B tie between champions Nigeria and Ivory Coast, kicked on a bitter notice for the Olympic Eagles.
Nigeria slugged it out together with her West African rivals Cote dIvoire in Saturdays Africa U23 Cup of Nations Group B fixture.
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The Olympic Eagles have been headed for an unentertaining draw till the 70th minute, when centre again, Ndah conceded a penalty kick and earned himself a second yellow card.
Ivorian fullback, Gnaka stepped as much as convert the next penalty kick and condemned the defending champions to a gap match defeat.