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June 29, 2022


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Ivorian fans celebrate their victory over Mali

Ivory Coast: Africas, Africanews

Celebrations erupted in numerous locations across Ivory Coast as Omar Diakite scored in extra time to propel ten-man Ivory Coast into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals with a thrilling 2-1 victory against neighboring Mali on Saturday.

Fans in Abidjan went wild, jumping, dancing, and celebrating, but the true party didn’t begin until Diakite’s late victory.

when playing with ten men in the second half and extra time, Ivory Coast finished with nine men when Diakite was booked for excessive celebrations in front of over 40,000 supporters at Bouaké’s Peace Stadium.

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