Sunday, February 8, 2015
Boubacar Barry's heroics in the shootout ended a 23-year title drought for the Elephants as they are crowned champions of Africa for the first time since 1992.
Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry was the hero as he sealed the Africa Cup of Nations for the Ivory Coast in a dramatic penalty shootout with Ghana.
Coaches for club and country have struggled to get the best out of the brilliant 31-year-old in knockout football but this month he has been a key cog in the system.
Ghana's talisman is battling an injury to be fit for the final but will be desperate to take on Manchester City's new forward, who has led from the front for Ivory Coast.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
The Elephants' "golden generation" have one more shot at continental glory when they take on the Black Stars in Bata on Sunday
The Cote d'Ivoire captain has endured numerous near-misses over the last decade and has the chance to finally lift the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Sunday's final.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
The Manchester City midfielder helped his country on their way to the AFCON final by smashing an unstoppable strike from range past Robert Kidiaba in the DR Congo goal.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Goals from captain Yaya Toure, Gervinho and Wilfried Kanon were enough for Les Elephants, who storm into the final after an organized showing against a disjointed DR Congo side
The Manchester City and Roma players scored either side of a Dieumerci Mbokani penalty before Wilfried Kanon secured the win.
Being the favorite to win the Africa Cup of Nations means nothing, Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard said ahead of the semifinal.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
COMMENT: The new Manchester City signing bagged a precious brace to send his nation into the last four of the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Elephants booked their place in the Africa Cup of Nations semifinals at the expense of the Fennec Foxes with Gervinho adding to a double from Wilfred Bony.
Manchester City's latest signing showed his quality with two of his side's goals to move the Elephants to within one game of the final.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The four-times African Footballer of the Year has looked out of sorts at the AFCON, unhappy with his team's tactics as his former boss openly touts a move to Inter.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Manchester City star received treatment following a challenge from Stephane Mbia and soon limped from the field clutching his hamstring to be replaced by Cheick Doukoure.
Herve Renard's men squeeze through to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations thanks to Max Gradel's glorious strike, while their counterparts finish bottom of Group D.
The Metz man fired home from 20 yards out 36 minutes in to secure his side top spot in Group D.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Manchester City striker showed just what his new club paid all that money for with a stunning elastico to nutmeg a defender in Ivory Coast's 1-1 draw with Mali on Saturday.
Bakary Sako seemingly gave Henryk Kasperczak's men the victory until a fine finish in the closing minutes from the Saint-Etienne forward.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Cote d'Ivoire attacker was sent off for hitting out at the Guinea player during their Africa Cup of Nations clash