CHAN 2016: Cote D’Ivoire Beat Guinea To Win Bronze
Cote d’Ivoire have taken third place after a 2-1 win over surprise package Guinea at the 2016 African Nations Championship in a game played at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda.
The win was inspired by a wonderful performance from goalkeeper Abdoul Cisse, who saved two penalties to rescue his team. Guinea were handed a lifeline in the 25th minute but forward Ibrahima Sankhon’s penalty was saved by Cisse and he was punished heavily almost immediately as Cote d’Ivoire scored two quickfire goals through an own goal and Gbagnon Badie’s strike in three minutes for a 2-0 halftime lead.
Guinea again fluffed their lines on resumption after the aforementioned Cisse saved his second penalty of the game in the 65th minute. They eventually pulled one back four minutes from time but it was too little too late as Cote d’Ivoire held on to take third place.
Meanwhile, West African nation Mali take on 2009 champions DR Congo in the final of the tournament later today to determine the winners.