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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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Sakho sues Wada claiming dope test blunder killed his Liverpool career and depressed earnings

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Sakho sues Wada claiming dope test blunder killed his Liverpool career and depressed earnings

A Premier League player is suing the world anti-doping agency (WADA) for £13 million over claims a drug-test blunder wrecked part of his career. Defender Mamadou Sakho, currently at Crystal Palace, was suspended in April 2016 after testing positive for a fat-burning substance while he was at Liverpool The provisional 30-day suspension meant Sakho missed…

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Didier Drogba: Chelsea legend to run as Ivorian Federation president

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Didier Drogba: Chelsea legend to run as Ivorian Federation president

Former Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba is reportedly considering challenging Augustin Sidy Diallo as president of the Ivorian Football Federation (IFF). As reported by L’Equipe, the former Elephants captain will decide imminently since the election is scheduled for November. The 41-year-old has recently joined the Confederation of African Football (Caf) as an advisor to president Ahmad Ahmad. Drogba…

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Blow for Man Utd as Bailly to miss ‘four to five months’ with knee injury

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Blow for Man Utd as Bailly to miss ‘four to five months’ with knee injury

The defender may not play again this year for Manchester United after undergoing surgery Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will be sidelined for the foreseeable future after having knee surgery. The 25-year-old centre-back suffered a knee injury against Tottenham during a pre-season friendly in China last week. The initial signs were not good and now Bailly may not play again…

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Nicolas Pepe: Arsenal agree £72m deal for Lille winger

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Nicolas Pepe: Arsenal agree £72m deal for Lille winger

Arsenal have reached an agreement with French club Lille to sign Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe in a deal worth 80m euros (£72m). The Gunners will pay for the 24-year-old via a series of instalments that suit their restricted budget for this summer. An agreement between Arsenal and Pepe’s representatives still needs to be finalised….

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Cameroon forward Clinton Njie joins Russian giants Dynamo Moscow

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Cameroon forward Clinton Njie joins Russian giants Dynamo Moscow

Cameroon forward Clinton Njie has joined Russian giants Dynamo Moscow on a four-year deal in a bid to resurrect his career. The 25-year-old joined French side Marseille in August 2016 but played only 18 games last season, scoring three goals for the Ligue 1 club. Njie first burst onto the European scene in 2014 with…

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Ivory Coast Midfielder Ismael Diomande Joined Turkish Side Caykur Rizespor

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Ivory Coast Midfielder Ismael Diomande Joined Turkish Side Caykur Rizespor

The Ivory Coast international has signed a deal with the Black Sea Sparrowhawk’s after undergoing successful medical examinations. Ismael Diomande joined Turkish Super Lig side Caykur Rizespor from Caen after agreeing to a two-year deal. Midfielder Ismael Diomande helped Ivory Coast to win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. The 26-year-old signed for the Super Lig outfit…

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