Seko Fofana who plays for Saudi Pro League club, Al Nassr, scored the opening goal of the 2023 African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) for the hosts country, Ivory Coast against Guinea-Bissau on January 13, 2024.
Fofana who is a former France youth international and made his international debut for Ivory Coast on November 11, 2017, celebrated the AFCON 2023 opener with his teammates like it was the tournament’s winner.
That was Seko Fofana’s 5th goal in 12 appearances for the Elephant of Cote d’Ivoire as they seek to win their third AFCON title.
In the second half, the hosts continued to pass the ball around as they patiently waited for Guinea-Bissau to open up their defense. The Ivorians enjoyed some brilliant and skillful runs on the left flank that kept the capacity-filled Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan excited in most parts of the game.
However, it was not until the 58th minute that Jean-Philippe Krasso doubled the lead for the hosts, a goal that ended up as the final nail in the coffin for the Guinea-Bissau team who seemed exhausted by the burning heat of the evening.