Guinea handed Nations Cup quarter-final place
Guinea handed Nations Cup quarter-final place

Guinea will play in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals after qualifying instead of Mali by the drawing of lots at a ceremony in Malabo on Thursday.

Africa Cup of Nations: Yaya Toure's  injury worries Cote d' Ivoire
Africa Cup of Nations: Yaya Toure's injury worries Cote d' Ivoire

The Cote d' Ivoire football team is having injury concerns with skipper Yaya Toure struggling after a knock in their 1-0 win over Cameroon in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

Max-Alain Gradel takes Ivory Coast through
Max-Alain Gradel takes Ivory Coast through

Max-Alain Gradel was the hero once again for the Ivory Coast on Wednesday as his thumping strike secured a 1-0 win against Cameroon and took the Elephants into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Herve Renard plays down Yaya Toure expectations before crunch game
Herve Renard plays down Yaya Toure expectations before crunch game

 Getting Yaya Toure to reproduce his club form at international level is a near impossible task, Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard admitted on Tuesday.

Didier Drogba wants to remain with Chelsea `family`
Didier Drogba wants to remain with Chelsea `family`

Didier Drogba said Sunday he wanted to remain a member of the Chelsea "family" beyond the end of the current English season.

Herve Renard toils to get best out of Yaya Toure and Ivory Coast
Herve Renard toils to get best out of Yaya Toure and Ivory Coast

An inability to get the best out of Yaya Toure has contributed to leaving the Africa Cup of Nations hopes of Herve Renard`s Ivory Coast in the balance with one crucial group game to come.

Cameroon and Ivory Coast aim to forget mediocre starts
Cameroon and Ivory Coast aim to forget mediocre starts

Heavyweight contenders Cameroon and Ivory Coast will try to forget mediocre starts to the African Nations Cup when they play their second Group D matches later on Saturday. 

Child killings in Ivory Coast raise fears of ritual sacrifices

More than 20 children have been kidnapped in recent weeks in the Ivory Coast, most of them later found dead with mutilated bodies, police said Friday, raising fears of a wave of ritual sacrifices.

We can win without Yaya Toure, says Manchester City boss
We can win without Yaya Toure, says Manchester City boss

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must believe they can win without Yaya Toure after failing to do so in the four league games he has missed this season.

Africa Cup of Nations: Ivorians out to kickstart campaign without Gervinho
Africa Cup of Nations: Ivorians out to kickstart campaign without Gervinho

The Ivory Coast must overcome the absence of the suspended Gervinho as they look to kickstart their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a win against Mali in Malabo on Saturday.

Africa Cup of Nations: Gervinho apologises after sending-off
Africa Cup of Nations: Gervinho apologises after sending-off

Ivory Coast star Gervinho has apologised after being sent off in his side`s 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations draw with Guinea in Malabo on Tuesday.

Ivory Coast left to count potential cost of CAN opener
Ivory Coast left to count potential cost of CAN opener

 The Ivory Coast could be left counting the cost of the opening day of their Africa Cup of Nations campaign after standout performer Gervinho was sent off as the Elephants only managed a 1-1 draw with Guinea.

Africa Cup of Nations: Cameroon, Ivory Coast escape shock defeats
Africa Cup of Nations: Cameroon, Ivory Coast escape shock defeats

Powerhouses Cameroon and Ivory Coast both battled back from a goal down to avoid shock defeats as they drew 1-1 with Mali and Guinea respectively in the African Nations Cup on Tuesday.

Didier Drogba’s ghost could loom large for Ivory Coast at Nations Cup
Didier Drogba’s ghost could loom large for Ivory Coast at Nations Cup

The ghost of Didier Drogba could loom large at the African Nations Cup on Tuesday when Ivory Coast open their campaign against Guinea. 

Yaya Toure relishing responsibility as Ivory Coast skipper
Yaya Toure relishing responsibility as Ivory Coast skipper

Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure, the reigning African footballer of the year, admits he is enjoying the responsibility that comes with leading the Elephants` new generation into this year`s Africa Cup of Nations.

Ivory Coast, Cameroon begin Cup of Nations bids
Ivory Coast, Cameroon begin Cup of Nations bids

The Ivory Coast begin their latest bid for Africa Cup of Nations glory on Tuesday when they take on west African neighbors Guinea in Group D in Malabo before Cameroon and Mali clash.

Yaya Toure out to prove status as Africa`s best
Yaya Toure out to prove status as Africa`s best

One of the few survivors of the Ivory Coast`s feted golden generation, this year`s Africa Cup of Nations may well be the last chance for Yaya Toure to finally win a major international trophy.

Manchester City agree fee for Swansea`s Wilfred Bony: Reports
Manchester City agree fee for Swansea`s Wilfred Bony: Reports

Manchester City have agreed a £30 million ($45 million) fee to sign Swansea`s Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony, according to British media reports on Sunday.

African Nations Cups: Ivory Coast under the radar this time
African Nations Cups: Ivory Coast under the radar this time

Ivory Coast were firm favourites for each of the last four African Nations Cups but fell short every time and are likely to enjoy going in somewhat under the radar on this occasion.

Roma striker Gervinho's home burgled
Roma striker Gervinho's home burgled

Italian club A.S. Roma striker Gervinho had a forgettable Christmas Day after he discovered his Italian home in Axa, near Rome, had been burgled as he spent time with family in the Ivory Coast.