Algeria beat Ivory Coast to reach Afcon semis

Experienced striker Wilfried Bony and midfielder Serey Die missed penalties in the shootout as Algeria sealed a 4-3 victory over the Ivory Coast following an entertaining 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal draw on Thursday. Algeria will now meet Nigeria…

Afcon 2019: Mali pay the price as Zaha sends Ivory Coast through

Wilfried Zaha grabbed the only goal to settle a disappointing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations last-16 clash as Ivory Coast beat Mali 1-0 in Suez on Monday. Crystal Palace winger Zaha ensured the Ivorians remained unbeaten against Mali at the…

MATCH PREVIEW: Ivory Coast to tackle South Africa

Ivory Coast will face off with South Africa in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) group D match at the Al Salam Stadium in Egypt on Monday. Kickoff is at 14:30 GMT. The Elephants are widely considered as one…

Yaya Toure on trial at second-tier Chinese club

Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has landed in China on a trial with second-tier Qingdao Huanghai, the club said on Friday. The 36-year-old has been without a team since December after an unsuccessful three-month spell at Olympiakos…

United’s Bailly to miss Africa Cup of Nations

Manchester United’s Eric Bailly will miss the rest of the Premier League season and the Africa Cup of Nations after the Ivory Coast defender suffered a knee injury against Chelsea, the Red Devils announced on Monday. Bailly sustained medial ligament…

Didier Drogba: Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend retires from playing

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has confirmed his retirement from playing, ending “an amazing 20 years”. The Ivory Coast striker, 40, had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 goals in 381 games and winning four Premier Leagues and the 2012 Champions…

WAFU B U-17 Afcon Qualifiers: Starlets reach final

Ghana’s Black Starlets have made the 2019 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations’ WAFU Zone B qualifying tournament final after beating Ivory Coast 2-1 on Wednesday. Coach Karim Zito’s boys had to come from behind to score two quick goals late…

Former Cameroon and Ivory Coast coach Henri Michel dies aged 70

Former France manager Henri Michel, who guided the national team to an Olympic gold medal and third place in the World Cup, has died at the age of 70, the French Football Federation announced on Tuesday. Michel managed the team…

Ivory Coast have ‘no news’ of absent Yaya Toure

Ivory Coast’s Football Federation (FIF) on Tuesday said it had “no news” of the whereabouts of star midfielder Yaya Toure, who did not turn up for training in France ahead of upcoming friendlies. The 34-year-old Manchester City player came out…

Yaya Toure reverses Ivory Coast retirement

Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure has reversed his international retirement with Ivory Coast. The 34-year-old quit international football in September 2016 with more than 100 caps and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations title to his name. “I love my…

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