IVORY COAST BEAT DRC 3-1 TO SWEEP INTO 2015 AFRICAN NATIONS CUP FINAL

BATA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, Feb 5– Goals from Yaya Toure and Gervinho helped steer Ivory Coast into the final of the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2015) in a 3-1 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the Estadio de Bata here Wednesday.

Toure blasted home a missile-like shot after 21 minutes to give the Ivorians the lead but a handball allowed Dieumerci Mbokani to equalise from the penalty spot three minutes later.

Gervinho had an effort cleared off the line in the 40th minute but the Ivorians won back the ball and caught the Congolese defence cold with Wilfried Bony setting up Gervinho to sweep home less than a minute later.

Defender Wilfried Kanon added a third midway through the second half with a rebound from a corner.

Ivory Coast will play in Sunday’s final in Bata against Equatorial Guinea or Ghana who meet in the second semi-final in Malabo on Thursday.

SOURCE: SABC

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