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Former Ivory Coast boss Herve Renard joins Lille as coach

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Herve Renard has signed a three-year deal as coach of French club Lille, after his resignation as boss of Africa Cup of Nations winners Ivory Coast. The 46-year-old led Ivory Coast to only their second Nations Cup title in Equatorial Guinea in February, beating Ghana on penalties. He led unfancied Zambia to the trophy two years earlier. “It’s an honour ...

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CHAN 2016: Ghana to face Cote d’Ivoire in qualifiers

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Ghana will face Cote D’Ivoire in the opening match of the 2016 CHAN qualifiers. This was announced after a draw which was conducted at the CAF headquarters in Cairo on Sunday. The home-based Black Stars will host their Ivorian counterparts in the first leg match between the 16th and 18th of October before going away for the second leg between ...

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AYC 2015: Congo rally back to hold Ivory Coast

Congo came from behind to hold Ivory Coast to a 1-1 draw in their Group A clash on Sunday at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium in Dakar. Striker Silvere Ganvoula Mboussy canceled out Yakou Meite’s first half lead on 75 minutes to give the Junior Red Devils a point in the thrilling encounter and keep the group open. Meite had ...

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Kolo Toure: Ghana will end Afcon trophy drought

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Veteran Ivorian defender Kolo Toure believes the current crop of Black Stars players are capable of breaking Ghana’s 33 year wait for an Afcon title. Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry was the hero on the night of the 2015 Afcon final after he saved and scored the spot kicks that handed Ivory Coast a 9-8 penalty victory. Momentum was tilted heavily in ...

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“Loss to Cote d’Ivoire was heartbreaking'”- Grant

Ghana coach Avram Grant (Credit: The Telegraph)

Black Stars coach Avram Grant has described the 9-8 shootout loss to Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the 2015 AFCON as “heartbreaking”. Ghana lost after Ivorian goalie Boubacar Barry scored the 22nd kick of the shootout following his save on Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah. The match had ended goalless after 120 minutes and Grant says the final result was ...

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Ivory Coast supporters in visa muddle

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With less than a week to the Africa Cup of Nations kicking off on Saturday January 17, supporters of Ivory Coast are still unsure whether they would obtain visas to the host country Equatorial Guinea. The central African country has no embassy in Ivory Coast, meaning prospective applicants must travel to either Ghana or Benin Republic to submit their forms. ...

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Afcon warm-up: Kalou winner beats Nigeria


Salomon Kalou scored a late winner as the Ivory Coast warmed up for the African Nations Cup with a 1-0 win over Nigeria in a friendly international at Sheikh Zayed Sports City on Sunday. Cheick Tiote took advantage of a Nigerian error to cross for Kalou to score in the 84th minute. The Ivory Coast compete in Group D at ...

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This will be my last Afcon, then I retire – Kolo Toure

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Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has disclosed he will call time on his international career after 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. The Liverpool centre-back will bring to an end an international career with the Elephants of Ivory Coast that has spanned 15 years. He stated that he wants his international career to “finish on a high” after disappointments of failing ...

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Mbia to miss Cameroon’s opening AFCON match


– Cameroonian midfielder Stephane Mbia will miss The Indomitable Lions’ first group match at the 2015 AFCON after receiving a red card during the qualifiers against Cote d’Ivoire. The Sevilla player was sent off in the match and the Cameroonians filed an appeal with the Confederation of African Football leading to a video review of the incident. Sources close to ...

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