Ivory Coast will do everything to try to qualify, says Serge Aurier

Ivory Coast will do everything to try to qualify, says Serge Aurier
Wilfried Bony of Ivory Coast (l) celebrates goal with Serge Aurier

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jan 24, 2017. 12:00

Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier has stated that they will do everything possible to advance to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) quarter-finals.

The defending champions are scheduled to take on Morocco in their last Group C game at the Stade d'Oyem in the Gabonese city of Oyem on Tuesday.

The Elephants are placed third - two points behind group leaders Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and only a win over second-placed Morocco will see Ivory Coast advance to the knockout stages.

"We are calm. It is those outside the squad who are more worried," Aurier told the media ahead of the crucial encounter.

"We are here and we are trying to progress from one game to the next. We will do everything to try to qualify," the full-back added.

Ivory Coast players will face their former coach and current Morocco coach Herve Renard, who guided the Elephants to the 2015 AFCON title in Equatorial Guinea.

The other Group C game will be between DR Congo and fourth-placed Togo, who still have a chance of advancing to the next round if they beat the group leaders.



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