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Ryland Morgans: The Ivory Coast’s Welsh assistant manager

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Ryland Morgans: The Ivory Coast’s Welsh assistant manager

He has worked under Brendan Rodgers and Jürgen Klopp and with such stellar names as Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Gareth Bale. He has been to the European Championship semi-finals with Wales and now has his eyes on a World Cup appearance with the Ivory Coast. Ryland Morgans may not be a familiar name among…

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2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations: Egypt, Ivory Coast grab Olympic spots

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2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations: Egypt, Ivory Coast grab Olympic spots

Egypt and Ivory Coast are through to the final of the U23 Africa Cup of Nations after semi-final victories on Tuesday. The wins mean the pair have secured qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. Hosts Egypt beat South Africa 3-0 in their semi, whilst Ivory Coast overcame Ghana on penalties after a…

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Cote d’Ivoire and Zambia still hopeful

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Cote d’Ivoire and Zambia still hopeful

Everything is still open for grabs in Group B of the ongoing Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, as the curtain falls on the group stage on Friday (15 November 2019). Cote d’Ivoire who has three points in their bag take on Zambia who grabbed a lone point at the Cairo International Stadium, with Nigeria…

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Didier Drogba gets backing for top Ivorian FA job

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Didier Drogba gets backing for top Ivorian FA job

The body that oversees the third-tier of football in Ivory Coast has given its backing to Didier Drogba’s bid to become the next president of the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF). The Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend, 41, announced his intention to run in September as he seeks to restore the image of the country’s game. Drogba…

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Toure slams FIFA’s record on racism saying it ‘doesn’t care’

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Toure slams FIFA’s record on racism saying it ‘doesn’t care’

By Samindra Kunti, Former Manchester City and Ivory Coast player Yaya Toure has slammed FIFA for doing “nothing” in the fight against racism. Toure has urged the world federation to step up its game.  Toure has accused the Zurich-based organisation of not caring about stopping racism in the game. The 36-year-old commented following his Qingdao…

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Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast all fail to qualify for 2020 CHAN

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Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast all fail to qualify for 2020 CHAN

Ghana, Senegal and Ivory Coast all failed to qualify for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Sunday after aggregate defeats in their qualifiers. Ghana failed to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit against Burkina Faso, drawing the second leg 0-0 in Ouagadougou. It means the Black Stars will not play at the CHAN –…

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‘UNLOCK PEPE’ Zaha and Pepe combine to score amazingly skilful goal for Ivory Coast and give Arsenal fans glimpse of a possible future

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‘UNLOCK PEPE’ Zaha and Pepe combine to score amazingly skilful goal for Ivory Coast and give Arsenal fans glimpse of a possible future

WILFRIED ZAHA and Nicolas Pepe combined to score a sensational goal for Ivory Coast – and Arsenal fans are hoping it is a glimpse of the future at the Emirates. The pair lined up in a three-man attack with former Leicester and Leeds winger Max Gradel as they helped see off DR Congo 3-1 in…

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WAFU Cup of Nation: Ruthless Elephants hit four past Cape Verde

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WAFU Cup of Nation: Ruthless Elephants hit four past Cape Verde

The Elephants of Ivory Coast showcased a scintillating performance to beat Cape Verde 4-1 in the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations in Thies. Laurent Magbi and Aboubacar Doumbia scored twice each to hand Ivory Coast a convincing victory against a spirited Cape Verde side who pulled on back through Nono Rolha’s spectacular volley. The Ivorian’s…

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Ivorian Serey Die retires from international football

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Ivorian Serey Die retires from international football

Midfielder Serey Die says he is ‘thankful’ of the chance to play for Ivory Coast after retiring from international football. The 34-year-old, who was capped 50 times, scored two goals in his six-year career. He won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations played in the 2014 World Cup. “I thank my predecessors who welcomed me…

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Seydou Doumbia: Ivorian returns to Switzerland with Sion

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Seydou Doumbia: Ivorian returns to Switzerland with Sion

Ivory Coast striker Seydou Doumbia has joined his tenth overseas club as he returned to the Swiss Super League with FC Sion. The 31-year-old was a free agent after leaving Spanish side Girona this summer and signs a one-year contract with Sion. “I look forward to seeing him in action for FC Sion jersey. He has long…

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