Ivory Coast parts ways with Patrice Beaumelle

Ivory Coast’s football federation (FIF) has decided against renewing the contract of national team coach Patrice Beaumelle, whose original deal ended last week. The 43-year-old failed to lead the Elephants to the play-offs for the 2022 World Cup, with the West Africans then suffering a last-16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year. Two-time African champions Ivory…

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Ivory Coast and South Africa to play France in friendly games

Ivory Coast and South Africa will play World Cup holders France in friendlies in March. France host the Elephants on March 25 in Marseille and South Africa four days later in Lille. Both African countries have missed out a spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, while South Africa also failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations.…

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Ivory Coast through to quarters in Olympics

Ivory Coast have advanced to the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympic Games. This comes after a 1-1 draw against Germany Miyagi Stadium in Rifu on Wednesday. The Ivorians were the first to score in the 67th minute. This was after their pressure for an opener saw defender Benjamin Heinrichs score into his own net. Germany, who knew they will not qualify…

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CHAN 2020: What you need to know about 3rd place playoff

Cameroon will lock horns with Guinea on Saturday February 6th at Stade de la Réunification in African Nations Championship (CHAN) 3rd playoff. This will be the the second time for Guinea to appear in a 3rd Place game in their history at the African Nations Championship. Previously they lost to Côte d’Ivoire (1-2) on 7 February 2016. Meanwhile, Cameroon will…

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Ivorian government reserves three football stadiums as hospitals for Coronavirus patients

Ivorian government reserves three football stadiums as hospitals for Coronavirus patients. As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to hit the world, the Ivorian government has taken over three football stadiums. These are to be used as isolation and treatment centres for coronavirus patients. Robert Champroux Stadium in Marcory, Treichville Sports Park and Jesse Jackson Complex in Yopougon have all been designated.…

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