Ivory Coast face Senegal in titanic clash

Ivory Coast face Senegal in titanic clash
Jacques-Al Romao of Togo challenged by Wilfried Zaha of Ivory Coast during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Ivory Coast and Togo at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 16 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Mar 27, 2017. 09:42

Ivory Coast will lock horns with Senegal in an international friendly match at the Stade Sébastien-Charléty in Paris, France on Monday.

Kick-off is at 21h00 (CAT).

The Elephants are coming off a convincing 2-0 victory over Russia's Golden Eagles in an international friendly game in Krasnodar on Friday night.

Jonathan Kodjia opened the scoring for the Elephants in the first-half, before Wilfred Zaha sealed the visitors' victory in the second-half.

Ivory Coast, who have a new coach in Marc Wilmots, are using these friendly matches as preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Senegal were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Nigeria's Super Eagles in an international friendly game in London, England on Thursday night.

Moussa Sow fired the Lions of Teranga into the lead nine minutes into the second-half, but the Super Eagles managed to grab a late equalizer.

Lions of Teranga coach Aliou Cisse was pleased with his charges' performance as they continued their preparations for the 2019 AFCON and 2018 World Cup qualifiers which will take place later this year.

The two African giants Ivory Coast and Senegal are in the top 10 on the current CAF rankings.

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