Saturday Aug 19, 2017. 21:05
Ivory Coast overcame Niger 1-0 in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers on Saturday.
As a result, the Elephants book their place at the 2018 CHAN finals after winning the tie on the away goals rule following a 2-2 draw on aggregate.
The West Zone B second-leg match took place at the Stade Robert Champroux in the main city of Ivory Coast, Abidjan.
The only goal of the match was scored in the second-half after Menas had managed to contain Ivory in the first-half.
Sylla Banfa was the hero for the Elephants as he found the back of the net in stoppage time and Ivory Coast emerged 1-0 winners.
The Elephants are now set to participate in the CHAN finals for fourth time having hosted the first tournament in 2009.