• Had hard fought 1-0 win over Mali
Ivory Coast have qualified to the quarter finals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations after their hard fought 1-0 win over Mali at the Suez Stadium in a round of 16 encounter.
The match dubbed "West African Derby" brought the two football giants who labored for a goalless first half but Wilfred Zaha proved the difference in the 75th minute.
The want-away Crystal Palace winger plundered home the match winner in favor of the Elephants after a long pass from the goalkeeper.
The two-time champions join Algeria, Nigeria,South Africa, Senegal and Benin in the final eight.