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Finidi George, Super Eagles assistant coach, says discipline and a tactical alteration in formation helped the team defeat Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Finidi george told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the thrilling match that the guys followed orders in a very tactical game against the hosts.

“We are very happy with the victory but nothing has been done yet.

“It was a tactical game, we switched formation and had to defend most of the time and using counter attacks from the flanks.

“It’s a team (Cote d’Ivoire) that is very good on the ball, so we had to sit back a bit, close the spaces and go on counter attacks,” he said.

The coach said in spite of the win, the boys will not get carried away but work harder in their next match against Guinea Bissau on Monday.

“We will keep our cool in the next match because nothing has been achieved yet, we go all out again,” he said.

Nigeria, now second in Group A, will meet Guinea-Bissau on Monday at the Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny in Abidjan for their third and final round of Group A matches, starting at 5.00 p.m. (local time).