Wilfried Kanon of Ivory Coast challenged by Lebohang Maboe of South Africa during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Ivory Coast and South Africa at the Al Salaam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 24 June 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Monday Jun 24, 2019. 18:43

Welcome to AfricanFootball.com for our LIVE coverage of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations clash between Ivory Coast and South Africa on Monday, 24 June 2019.

This Group D clash comes to you from the Al Salam Stadium.

Here are the line-ups:

Ivory Coast: Gbohouo, Kanon, Coulibaly, Traoré, Aurier, Kessie, Die, Serri, Gradel, Pepe, Kodja.

South Africa: Williams, Mkhwanazi, Hlanti, Hlatshwayo, Mkhize, Mokotjo, Furman, Zwane, Maboe, Tau, Mothiba.

South Africa will now take on Namibia on Friday, while Morocco face off with Ivory Coast on the same day.

The victory takes Ivory Coast to the top of the Group D standings - joining Morocco, who defeated Namibia 1-0 in another match-day one clash.

FULL-TIME: Ivory Coast 1-0 South Africa.

90' - Four minutes added by the fourth official.

88' - GREAT SAVE! Williams makes a great save to deny Pepe from a free-kick as Ivory Coast look to double their lead.

87' - Ivory Coast subs: Doumbia and Cornet IN, Coulibaly and Gradel OUT.

85' - Five minutes left on the clock for South Africa to grab a late equalizing goal.

82' - South Africa sub: Veldwijk IN, Mothiba OUT.

80' - Gbobouo is a busy man in Ivory Coast goal-posts as he is gathering crosses from South African wingers.

76 - South Africa sub: Vilakazi IN, Maboe OUT.

75' - South Africa are pushing forward in numbers in search of the equalizing goal, but the Ivory Coast looks solid thus far.

70' - Ivory Coast sub: Zaha IN, Seri OUT.

65' - GOOAAALLL! Ivory Coast 1-0 South Africa. Kodjia fires past Williams after being set-up by Gradel.

60' - It remains goalless as we reach the hour-mark.

57' - CAUTION: Gradel (Ivory Coast).

55' - South Africa forward Maboe goes down injured after being tackled by Gradel.

50' - South Africa winger Zwane whips a cross into the Ivory Coast box and Gbobouo gathers with ease.


46' - The second-half is underway.

HALF-TIME: Ivory Coast 0-0 South Africa.

45' - It looks like the first-half will end goalless.

40' - Bafana are now pushing forward in numbers as they look to take the lead just before half-time.

35' - CHANCE! Kodjia is sent through on goal, but Williams pulls off a great save to deny the Ivory Coast forward.

30' - Pressure is mounting on the South Africa defence as Pepe's free-kick hits the upright with goalkeeper Williams well beaten.

25' - It remains goalless as we approach the half-hour mark.

20' - Mokotjo's long-ball finds his South Africa team-mate Hlatshwayo in the box, but the defender's header is gathered by goalkeeper Gbohouo.

15' - Furman is working hard just in front of the South Africa defence

10' - The Elephants are dominating possession thus far as they look to grab an early goal.

5' - Early chance or Ivory Coast as Pepe plays in Kodjia, who fails to make contact with the ball with the South Africa defence exposed.

1' - The match is underway.

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