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African champ Ivory Coast beats Angola on return to action

Ivory Coast beats Angola 2-0 in 1st game since African Cup triumph, Algeria slips up in Qatar

African champ Ivory Coast beats Angola on return to action

Ivory Cost celebrated its first game back at home since winning the African Cup of Nations by beating Angola 2-0 in a friendly on Thursday.

Defender Ousmane Viera scored in the 23rd minute at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, and Salomon Kalou added the second by earning and converting a 90th-minute penalty.

England-based stars Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony started, with Bony hitting the crossbar in the opening minutes.

While Ivory Coast continued its winning run, top-ranked African team Algeria slipped up with a 1-0 loss away to Qatar.

Egypt left it late to beat Equatorial Guinea 2-0 in Cairo. Goals by Bassin Morsi with four minutes to go and Mahmoud Hassan deep in injury time gave new coach Hector Cuper a winning start.


Updated : 2021-09-26 05:45 GMT+08:00