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Ivory Coast vs Nigeria live stream: how to watch AFCON 2023 online from anywhere

Ivory Coast's midfielder #6 Seko Fofana, wearing the national team's orange strip, strike the ball at the camera prior to the .

Watch a Ivory Coast vs Nigeria live stream

The Ivory Coast vs Nigeria live stream from AFCON 2023 will be free on SABC Plus in South Africa. You'll need beIN Sports in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Sky Sports will show the game in the UK. Away from home? You can use a VPN to unblock streams from anywhere. Full details on how to watch just below.

Ivory Coast vs Nigeria: preview

After an impressive win in their opening game against Guinea-Bissau, thanks to goals from Seko Fofana and Jean-Philippe Krasso, the Ivory Coast now have the chance to secure a statement victory that would virtually ensure their place in the knockout stages. The odds certainly appear in their favor as host nations have only lost one of their last 38 group stages games at the AFCON. 

While the Elephants will be full of confidence, Nigeria may well be feeling the pressure after being held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Equatorial Guinea in their Group A opener. The Super Eagles know they will have to deliver a much-improved display in this crucial fixture and will be hoping that star striker Victor Osimhen can provide a serious goal threat. The forward had been struggling for Napoli in recent weeks but equalised against Equatorial Guinea and has an impressive record for his nation, scoring 21 goals in just 27 games. 

Can Osmihen fire his side to victory? Or will the Ivory Coast take a huge step towards progressing from the group stage? These questions will be answered on Thursday so read on as we explain how to get a Ivory Coast vs Nigeria live stream and watch the Africa Cup of Nations 2023 wherever you are.

FREE Ivory Coast vs Nigeria live streams

Where to find FREE Ivory Coast vs Nigeria live streams

South Africa's public broadcaster struck a very late deal to show all 52 AFCON games in 2024 for FREE, including Ivory Coast vs Nigeria.

That means you can watch AFCON games for FREE on the SABC Plus website and app.

The UK's BBC iPlayer (free to watch with a TV licence) will also stream 10 games from AFCON 2023, including both semi-finals and the final, but unfortunately Ivory Coast vs Nigeria isn't one of them.

If you're from South Africa but are overseas when AFCON 2023 is on, it's possible to use the no.1 soccer VPN to unblock your usual stream from anywhere. Find more details below.

How to watch Ivory Coast vs Nigeria from outside your country

If you’re overseas when Ivory Coast vs Nigeria is on and try to watch the live action on your normal streaming service, you'll inevitably find that the coverage is blocked due to geographical rights reasons.

You can get past these blocks, however, by using a VPN. A virtual private network allows you to change your computer, smartphone or streaming device's IP address to a location that is showing your usual coverage.

Use a VPN to stream Ivory Coast vs Nigeria from anywhere:

How to use a VPN to watch Ivory Coast vs Nigeria soccer

You can get started with a VPN in three easy steps:

1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location. For example, you can use Express's South Africa server to watch SABC Plus.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream – head to the relevant streaming service and watch as if you were back at home.

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