Wilfried Zaha of Ivory Coast challenged by Djene Ortega of Togo 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
Thursday Oct 11, 2018. 16:29
Ivory Coast will square off with Central African Republic (CAR) in the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualification Group H match.
The encounter will be played at the Stade Bouake in Bouake on Friday, October 12.
The Elephants secured a 2-1 over Rwanda away in their previous 2019 AFCON qualifier last month.
The win extended Ivory Coast's unbeaten run to four matches in all competitions having two draws and two wins.
The West African giants will be targeting nothing but a victory against an unpredictable CAR side.
Meanwhile, CAR suffered a 1-0 defeat to Guinea away in their previous 2019 AFCON qualifier last month.
The defeat ended the Wild Beasts' four-match unbeaten run in all competitions having recorded two draws and two wins.
The West African side will be hoping to cause an upset against a strong Ivory Coast side.