AFCON2019: Ivory Coast Defeat South Africa 1-0

Author: Rutayisire Patience
On:25/06/2019 10:12
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The cup of the nation’s championship on the Monday’s 24th June 2019 left Ivory Coast Victorian over South Africa.

The match kicked off around 16:30 and finished as Ivory Coast defeated South Africa 1-0 in the opening match of group D. 

Jonathan Kodjia of Ivory Coast scored the single goal on 64th minute during the match that saw extract ordinary competence but Ivory Coast got three yellow cards while South Africa had one.

Lebohang Maboe of South Africa

The match also attracted attention of spectators as Ivory Coast dominated 51% for ball possession in the field while South Africa finished with 49%.

Ivory Coast celebrated the goal scored by Jonathan Kodjia

The match left Ivory Coast leading the group D with 3 points. Morocco comes second with also 3 points while Namibia and South Africa have no point. 

Tau Percy of South Africa 

Tau Percy, who is currently playing for Royale Union Saint-Gilloise based in Belgium as a hired professional from Brighton Hove Albion of England, appeared in the field. He was among 11 players of Mamelodi Sundowns who happened to face off with Rayon Sports Fc during CAF Confederation Cup 2018 in Kigali

Matches of group (D) are scheduled to continue on 28 June 2019

Marocco vs Ivory Coast

Namibia vs South Africa

Other schedule on  24 June 2019

E:Tunisia vs Angola (19h00’)

E:Mali vs Mauritania (22h00’)



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