Ivory Coast finished third at the CHAN 2016 after beating Guinea 2-1 in Third-Place clash at th...
Ivory Coast finished third at the CHAN 2016 after beating Guinea 2-1 in Third-Place clash at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda on Sunday afternoon.
The Elephants enjoyed more possession in the opening stages of the game, but Guinea threatened first through Sankhon, whose effort went inches wide of the target in the 24th minute.
Two minutes later, Guinea were awarded a penalty after Samake was brought down inside the Ivory Coast box. But keeper Cisse denied Sankhon from the spot-kick.
However, the opening goal came in the 32nd minute when Youla's backpass was missed by Guinea goalkeeper Keita, and it ended up in the back of the net - 1-0 to Ivory Coast.
|Badie celebrates after doubling Ivory Coast's advantage|
They were awarded another penalty in the 64th minute. Substitute Haba was brought down inside the box by Comara who was booked. Once again Cisse pulled off a great save to deny Guinea a goal from the spot-kick.
With four minutes left on the clock, Aboubacar pulled one back for Guinea with a decent low header. But Ivory Coast held onto their slender lead and they won 2-1 on the day.