Tag Archives: Ivory Coast

Afcon-bound stars warm up with goals in Europe


– A number of Afcon-bound stars were on target for their clubs in Europe over the weekend and here we bring you those in the top leagues. ENGLAND Wilfried Bony scored his eighth goal of the campaign for Welsh side Swansea City, but it was not enough to stop them losing 1:2 to Tottenham in the English Premier League. FRANCE Ghana striker Jordan Ayew continued his fine scoring form to ...

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Ivory Coast want Black Stars, Super Eagles friendlies


– Ivory Coast seeking pre-Afcon friendlies with the Black Stars and Nigeria’s Super Eagles. The Ivorians, Cameroon, Mali and Guinea have been put together in Group D an all-West African affair and so, are seeking to prep themselves up for the Afcon Group D battles with friendlies against these two strong neighbouring countries. [contextly_sidebar id=”Bmir1sfzRttxNGKKILFg8vc2RhDiTaA3″] Nigeria, who won the last Afcon ...

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Ivory Coast gov’t angers FA after 90% slash of proposed Afcon budget


– Ivory Coast’s participation at the 2015 Afcon is under threat as their government and FA head on a warpath. For starters, the government say they could not afford a budget presented by the football federation. The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF), this week in deliberations over its Afcon participation told the government it requires 3.5 billion CFA francs (US$ 6.65 ...

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Ivory Coast still best in Africa – Gervinho


– Flying Cote d’Ivoire winger Gervinho believes the Elephants are still the leading team in Africa despite failing to survive their group at the World Cup in Brazil. In addition to their World Cup disappointment, the Ivoirians have been knocked off the top of the continental rankings after a three-year stranglehold by new leaders Algeria who have now been number one for the past three ...

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Didier Drogba retires from international football

Didier Drogba is Ivory Coast's all-time top goalscorer.

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has announced his retirement from international football with Ivory Coast. Drogba, 36, who last month re-joined Chelsea following a two-season absence with spells in China and Turkey, made his 104th and final appearance for Les Elephants during the World Cup in Brazil. The Ivory Coast captain was unable to help guide his nation past the group ...

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Medeama expects tough tests in CAF Confederations Cup

Medeama Sporting Club has stated it is ready for more complex challenges in the second round of the CAF Confederations Cup. The Yellow and Mauves beat Panthers of Equatorial Guinea 2-0 in Sekondi over the weekend to progress via a 4-1 aggregate score and meet MAS Fez of Morocco, who are former winners of the competition. That fact is not ...

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