Live: Nigeria v Ivory Coast | U23 AFCON 2019 | Egypt

Live: Nigeria v Ivory Coast | U23 AFCON 2019 | Egypt

Time: 17:00 Cairo Local Time | 10:00 ET Canada – USA
Venue: El-Salam Stadium, Cairo

Group B action of the Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 kicks off on Saturday at the Cairo based Al-Salam Stadium, when Nigeria faces Cote d’Ivoire in a thrilling West African derby.

The Olympic Eagles of Nigeria start their title defense campaign taking on Ivorian Elephants, CAF says on its website.

Nigeria wrote history when they became the first-ever African side to claim Olympic gold, in Atlanta 1996.

The class of Nwankwo Kanu, Jay-Jay Okocha, Daniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Amuneke and Co. famously overcame Brazil in the semifinals, then Argentina in the final to mark new history for African football.

Nigeria had since then added two more Olympic medals — Silver in Beijing 2008 and Bronze in the last Olympics, Rio de Janeiro 2016.

The Olympic Eagles have crowned champions of the second U-23 AFCON edition four years ago in Senegal.

They come to Egypt with high hopes to retain their continental crown and guarantee another appearance in the quadrennial global sports event, an eighth in their history.

Live: Nigeria v Ivory Coast | U23 AFCON 2019 | Egypt

Time: 17:00 Cairo Local Time | 10:00 ET Canada – USA

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