Sebastian Haller of Borussia Dortmund during the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and Borussia Dortmund at WWK-Arena on December 16, 2023 in Augsburg, Germany.

Jean-Louis Gasset ready to unleash Cote d Ivoire poster boy Sebastien Haller

Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller’s face is plastered on just about every billboard here in Cote d’Ivoire, but the locals – and indeed the rest of those who’ve made their way to the AFCON – are yet to see him in action.


Alex Iwobi aims for Africa Cup of Nations triumph with Nigeria despite challenging start

Fulham midfielder Alex Iwobi concedes that securing a victory against Ivory Coast on Thursday night is imperative for silencing the critics following Nigeria's underwhelming performance in the Africa Cup of Nations opener.

Salomon Kalou of the Ivory Coast looks on in the rain during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Bra

Salomon Kalou talks pressure for AFCON hosts with Nigeria up next

Former Cote d’Ivoire international Salomon Kalou believes the AFCON hosts winning their opener against Guinea-Bissau at the weekend did more than just set the tone for coach Jean-Louis Gasset.

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Preview: Mali and Bafana gear up for epic AFCON showdown

In a riveting kick-off to Group E in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Mali and South Africa will square off under the floodlights in Ivory Coast this Tuesday.


Ivory Coast sweep aside Guinea-Bissau in AFCON opener

Africa Cup of Nations hosts Ivory Coast began their campaign in style by beating Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in Saturday night's opening match in Abidjan.