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Ghana talisman Asamoah Gyan could not explain to the press why he was substituted right before the penalty shootout at the AFCON Final vs Ivory Coast.
Despite taking a fantastic 2-0 lead in their penalty shootout in the Africa Cup of Nations Final on Feb 8th against Ivory Coast, the Black Stars of Ghana crashed out 9-8 to extend the torturous 33-year spell they had gone without an AFCON trophy.
In a rather shocking move, the Ghanaian tactical bench chose to substitute the country’s leading scorer and team captain Asamoah Gyan for Agyemang-Badu... Read the rest of the article »
After his country lost the 2015 AFCON final to Ivory Coast, winger Andre 'dede' Ayew was caught up in a tearfully emotional display, and could not be consoled... not even by opposite coach Herve Renard.
Rarely has losing a match seemed to hurt a player so much, but Ghana's Andre Ayew was a literal pool of tears on Sunday 8th Feb after being defeated by Ivory Coast at the Estadio de Bata in Eq. Guinea.
After losing the Africa Cup of Nations Final to Ivory Coast through a tense penalty shootout on the day, Ayew could not help but sob openly, his country having failed to end their sensational... Read the rest of the article »
Ivory Coast's head tactician Herve Renard could not help but dance topless as he joined the celebration and pomp in Ivory Coast following their AFCON 2015 Final win over Ghana.
As can be imagined, the whole of Ivory Coast went into song and dance after the final whistle during their hotly contested AFCON 2015 Final win vs Ghana at the Estadio de Bata in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday 8th Feb 2015.
None of the fans or players was however more excited than the man behind all the planning involved in securing the hard earned victory for the Ivorians, and that man was their... Read the rest of the article »
Despite losing the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to Ivory Coast on penalties, Ghana players swept AFCON 2015 awards for their sterling performance in Africa's premier international football competition this year.
Despite losing the AFCON 2015 trophy to Ivory Coast and failing to end their 33-year trophy drought in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, Ghana’s Black Stars completed a clean sweep of the individual player awards at the tournament.
Three teary-eyed Ghana players were sensationally presented with the awards after the dramatic penalty shootout at the Estadio de Bata, although the trophies could... Read the rest of the article »
Despite world-renowned captain Asamoah Gyan being the Black Stars all-time leading goal scorer, Ivory Coast head coach heaped praised on Andre 'dede' Ayew and named him Ghana’s best player ahead of their AFCON 2015 Final showdown.
Though he did praise Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan’s quality and skills on the pitch, Ivory Coast’s coach Herve Renard singled out Black Stars winger Andre Ayew for special praise, branding him their best player ahead of striker.
In a AFCON tournament where Gyan was increasingly absent from crucial matches through illness, injury or a combination of the two, ‘dede’ Ayew.... Read the rest of the article »
After suffering a bout of malaria and getting injured after a clash with Guinea's keeper during the semifinals, Ghana star Asamoah Gyan expressed confidence that he would be eligible for the CAN 2015 Final showdown vs. Ivory Coast.
Despite having not made much of an impression at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Asamoah Gyan remained the Black Stars’ undisputed talisman. Even on an off day for the former Sunderland man, his mere presence on the pitch was almost always enough to inspire the Ghanaians past difficult opponents.
This is why Ghana fans, coach Avram Grant and the rest of the squad were undoubtedly relieved... Read the rest of the article »
Ghana’s coach and former Chelsea manager Avram Grant was in a jovial mood ahead of Ghana's AFCON final meeting Ivory Coast , sensationally trolling his former Captain John Terry for his 2008 penalty miss vs. Man. United.
Ghana’s head coach Avram Grant was clearly in an elated mood during his pre-AFCON-Final post conference during which he made fun of his former captain John Terry’s penalty miss in the 2008 Champions League Final against Manchester United when Grant was at Chelsea.
When asked about he thought would happen if their thrilling 2015 CAN Final clash vs. Ivory Coast went to penalties, much... Read the rest of the article »
The day is upon us and the hour is nigh. On Sunday Feb 8th we will finally be able to determine best team in Africa in 2015; the country that deserves to take home the glittering 2015 Africa Cup of Nations trophy.
Ghana go into the Sunday showdown as the slightly brighter team results-wise, having managed to bounce back from their opening day defeat to Senegal with four straight wins. Their last two games are 3-0 victories over the Guinea teams, during which encounters IVC did not conced a single goal.
After Captain Asamoah Gyan’s absence had denied them the inspiration needed to overcome Senegal... Read the rest of the article »
Despite the mountain of a task facing Ghana as they take on Ivory Coast in the finals of AFCON 2015, their winger Christian Atsu expressed his confidence that the Stars woud bag the trophy.
Ghana and Chelsea man Christian Atsu could not help but be optimistic after his country defeated Equatorial Guinea 3-0 to make it to the highly anticipated finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
National Thunder, despite having been in surprisingly top form throughout the tournament, could not handle the Black Stars on Thursday. The fleet-footed Atsu, who provided the assist for Mubarak’s... Read the rest of the article »
A fan of cultured and disciplined sides, Elephants tactician Herve Renard was left unimpressed by their win over DRC, saying that his men did not respect their opponents.
One would have imagined Ivory Coast’s coach Herve Renard being over the top with happiness as his men were able to cruise into the finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations courtesy of a sensational victory over DR Congo but this was not the case.
The Frenchman was left rather disappointed at what he termed as his team’s lack of respect for their opponents as IVC put three goals past... Read the rest of the article »
Ivory Coast's midfield henchman and captain Yaya Toure netted an amazing volley in their semi final clash vs. DRC to remind doubters of his quality.
After an arguably unspectacular showing for most of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Yaya Toure took center stage and stole all the headlines with a match-winning performance on Wednesday during their semi final clash against resurgent DR Congo.
The big man showed great technique and power to volley in an absolute thunderbolt of a goal to put his team ahead in the 21st minute and gave a commanding... Read the rest of the article »
As Ivory Coast and DR Congo prepared to go head to head in the 2015 AFCON semis on Feb 4th 2015, DRC coach Florent Ibenge adamant that his men were up for the task despite the almost palpable gulf in class between the teams.
After his team had upset Ivory Coast 4-3 during the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifiers in Abidjan, coupled with the miracles the Leopards had pulled to get to the semi finals, DR Congo’s head coach Florent Ibenge was understandably confident ahead of their semis game against Ivory Coast and did not shy away from expressing this in his pre-match comments.
“We won’t have... Read the rest of the article »
Ahead of their AFCON semis clash with DR Congo, Ivory Coast’s head coach was full of confidence that his men could best the Congolese and progress to the finals.
Renard was however not bullish, quickly pointing out that he understood how challenging The Leopards could be.
“A few weeks ago, we were just the underdogs. But in football, a lot of things happen so fast,” said Renard, IVC’s coach since July 2014.
“When we started this tournament, all the teams were at par. We’re now one of four remaining teams and... Read the rest of the article »
Will it be revenge or further embarassment? This is the question that will linger on most Ivory Coast fans’ minds as IVC tackles DR Congo once again in AFCON 2015.
The 4-3 defeat by DR Congo in Abidjan during the CAN 2015 qualifiers was more than an upset. It was a capitulation; a footballing disaster that this new generation Ivory Coast squad would like to forget and pretend never happened.
The 3rd-ranked team in Africa getting outclassed and outscored by the 13th-ranked team in their own backyard is not something that happens everyday in football.
Nonetheless... Read the rest of the article »
In a show of great humility, Ivory Coast coach Hervé Renard's post match quotes after his side's AFCON 2015 quarter final win over Algeria were full of respect for the North Africans.
Few coaches in the modern game would take the humble route taken by Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard in their post match conference after defeating a strong rival like Algeria with such a flattering score line as the Elephants did on 1st Feb 2015.
However, after dumping the North Africans out of AFCON 2015, meek Renard was quick to heap praise on his opponents, declaring them the better team on... Read the rest of the article »
Just when Ivory Coast were in need of someone to step up and make the difference in the crucial clash against Algeria, Wilfried Bony delivered a stunning performance to minimize the effect of tasliman Drogba's absence.
Quality players perform at the most crucial of times. This is something that Ivory Coast national team coach Herve Renard seemed to firmly understand, given how he had stuck with Wilfried Bony as the spearhead of his attack despite the new Manchester City man not having been as prolific as many people would have expected him to be. Bony, however, repaid Renard’s faith and patience in full, and... Read the rest of the article »
Welcome to the best AFCON Broadcast Guide you can find on the internet! It will enable you to know where and when to watch the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations live online and on TV, from January 17 to February 8.
It’s that time of the year again when the continent of Africa dances to the beat of the drums as heroes battle with a ball at their feet in quest for gold. Several sports channels around the globe have braced themselves to broadcast the matches live online or on television as spectators worldwide join in the celebration of African football.
A total of 15 nations qualified for the finals... Read the rest of the article »
Ivory Coast talisman has quashed any concerns over his fitness after he limped off in the victory over Cameroon. By the look of things, he will be available vs. Algeria on Feb 1st.
Manchester City and Ivory Coast talisman Yaya Toure was the latest victim of Stephane Mbia’s tough tackling as the Elephants beat the Indomitable Lions by a single goal to book their place at the quarter finals of Africa Cup of Nations 2015.
The City midfielder appeared to respond well to the treatment he received on the field but went down to the ground moments later, clutching his hamstring.... Read the rest of the article »
Quarter Final #4 at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will be an epic clash of the titans as the Elephants of Ivory Coast confront the Desert Warriors of North Africa.
If one had to predict the outcome of this highly anticipated clash, it would be difficult not to pick the North Africans who have displayed great form all through the tournament starting from the qualification rounds all the way to the final stages. The Ivorians have not been anywhere near as good but who would bet against a team with the caliber of players that the Elephants have?
The reconstruction... Read the rest of the article »
Ivory Coast vs. Cameroon is yet another one of the most highly anticipated clashes of Africa Cup of Nations 2015. Who will roar or trumpet the louder, the Lions or the Elephants?
Ivory Coast’s qualification campaign was not a convincing one, and the trend seems to have continued into the group stage. After finishing a whole four points behind eventual group D winners Cameroon in the previous round, all the games the Elephants have played so far have ended as dull 1-1 draws. It would appear the ghost from their 4-3 embarrassment at the hands on DR Congo in Abidjan during... Read the rest of the article »