Register Login Scores

International

Toure The Hero For Cote d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast beat Tanzania 4-2 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Sunday.

In front of a packed stadium of 60,000 fans, the Ivorians knew that a win would mean that they would progress through the qualifying stage for the World Cup.

The game didn’t begin as they planned, however. Amri Keimba opened the scoring for Tanzania, scoring after just one minute. Lacina Traoure restored parity on 13 minutes and the Ivorians began to dominate play and keep possession better.

Yaya Toure gave the Mighty Elephants the lead when his powerful free kick on 23 minutes left the keeper with no chance.

But Tanzania would not let themselves be bullied out of the tie. Thomas Ulimwengu found the back of the net on 35 minutes to make it 2-2.

It looked like the half would end all square, but just before the whistle went a penalty was awarded to Cote d'Ivoire. Yaya Toure stepped up to convert on 44 minutes and take the lead into the break.

Gervinho was particularly dangerous for the Ivory Coast in the second half as he caused Tanzania all sorts of problems, but somehow the Ivorians could not score.

The game became scrappy towards the end, until finally Wilfried Bony scored the final goal on 93 minutes to close out the game. The result leaves Ivory Coast with a clear path to the World Cup in Brazil.

nextarticle

Messi Stands Accused Of Fraud

7 comments

Top 5

The 6 Risks And Doubts For Soweto Derby

31 Feb 18, 2020 01:36 PM in Soweto Derby

The Highest-Paid Players In Europe Revealed

11 Feb 11, 2020 07:14 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Official: Khenyeza Appointed In Head Coach Role

37 Feb 18, 2020 11:37 AM in GladAfrica Championship

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

41 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

Middendorp On Title Race Turning Point

67 Feb 17, 2020 02:22 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

41 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

Pitso Reveals What 'Angry' Zwane Said After Sub

65 Feb 15, 2020 07:30 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Breaking! Man City Banned From UCL For Two Seasons

33 Feb 14, 2020 08:48 PM in UEFA Champions League

Pep's Stance If City Get Relegated To League Two Revealed

14 Feb 18, 2020 11:29 AM in English Premier League

4 Pipes Only: Did You See Mathoho’s Yellow Luxury Ride Squad?

Feb 19, 2020 08:00 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Soweto Derby Focus – Zinnbauer On Chiefs Reality

26 Feb 18, 2020 09:18 AM in Soweto Derby

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Khanye: Chiefs Are Very Predictable

80 Feb 18, 2020 02:32 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Middendorp: We Must Forget About The Title Race

43 Feb 18, 2020 07:31 AM in Kaizer Chiefs