If Opa Sangante had not diverted a Moses Simon cross into his own net nine minutes before the break, Nigeria’s Super Eagles would have been gnashing its teeth over failure to hit the ball across the goalline in the Group A last game against the Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau in the AFCON 2023 holding in Ivory Coast.
Both sides had goals ruled out in the second half for offside, while Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen also had an effort disallowed for handball.
Jose Peseiro’s side finished second in Group A behind Equatorial Guinea, who whipped hosts Ivory Coast 4-0.
The Super Eagles will face the second-placed side from Group C, which will be Senegal, Guinea or Cameroon, in the last 16 on Saturday.
There was no serious bite in the Super Eagles to overwhelm the Wild Dogs that was everywhere throughout the duration of the game.