Kolo Toure retires from international football

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has retired from international football a week after winning the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast. The veteran defender is bringing to an end his 15-year international career after playing in Ivory Coast's 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cup squads as well as seven Africa

Avram Grant leads Black Stars into final amid chaotic scenes

Equatorial Guinea’s Africa Cup of Nations dream came to a disappointing end amid more shameful scenes in Malabo on Thursday night. The hosts have lit up this tournament, performing footballing miracles, backed by enthusiastic support. But as they exited at the semi-final stage, those same fans showed an uglier side, throwing

Toure could miss WC opener

Ivory Coast head coach Sabri Lamouchi has admitted that star midfielder Yaya Toure could miss their World Cup opener against Japan. The Manchester City man picked up a hamstring injury in the club's Premier League clash with West Ham on the final day of the season and is currently on the

Ivory Coast and Cameroon join Nigeria in Brazil

  Ivory Coast and Cameroon join Champions Nigeria  as teams that have booked a place in Brazil 2014 as World Cup qualification enters its final stage. Earlier, the  Super Eagles  defeated the Walya Antelopes' of  Ethiopia 2-0 courtesy of goals from Victor Moses and Victor Obinna.Completing a 4-1 aggregate win. Ivory Coast went

African teams in World Cup Qualifier playoffs

Minyahil Teshome completed his journey from villain to hero after firing Ethiopia into the play-offs for next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil. The 27-year-old struck a 61st-minute winner as Ethiopia came from a goal down against Central African Republic to win 2-1 and secure their place in Africa's 10-team play-off

Drogba robbed in Ivory Coast hotel

Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba was robbed at his hotel in Abidjan while on holidays in the country last week, Star Magazine, a local weekly, reported on Wednesday. The Galatasaray forward returned to his room on the 11th floor of Hotel Ivoire to discover that somebody had removed Ôé¼7,500 from his

Ivorian fest in Europe

At one week before their match against Gambia, the Ivoirian strikers caused a stir this weekend in Europe. Wilfried Bony forges ahead The current best African striker in the Old World, Wilfried Bony, struck again in the Eredivisie during week 27, bagging a brace on Saturday against ADO Den Haag.  The formidable

Ivory Coast to shed chokers tag

Every month Fifa compiles African rankings and Ivory Coast have been top of the charts for so long it appears they have exclusive rights to the highest rung on the ladder. It is a deserved position as the 'Elephants' from the western seaboard of the continent win many matches, draw some

23-man squads of AFCON Participants

All the 16 participating nations of the 2013 Orange Africa cup of nations have released their final lists of 23 players. The continental showpiece runs from January 19 to February 10 in South Africa. Complete squads per group Group A: South Africa, Cape Verde, Morocco, Angola South Africa Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Senzo