The Nature of Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast topped the Group D with two wins and a draw. A late winner by Gervinho against Togo in their opening fixture saw them win 2-1. In their second game, they faced Tunisia; the Ivorians won 3-0. In their final group game, they made a sensational come back from 2-0 down to draw level with Alegeria.
In the quarterfinal, they face Nigeria on 3rd February in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. If they go through, they will face the winner of South Africa vs Mali.
In the build up to the African Cup of Nations knockout stages, Puma interviewed the Cote d’Ivoire internationals the Toure brothers, Didier Drogba, Gervinho, Salomon Kalou and Emmanuel Eboue.
The players talk about the laziest players, the best dancers, the worst hairstyles and we get to see a side of the players that we don’t get to see on the pitch.
The first video shows the Toure brothers, Drogba, Gervinho and Kalou talk about the Ivory Coast international team:
In this second video, former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue talks about the best and the worst of his teammates:
In the third video, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure talks about the Ivory Coast’s chances in the African Cup of Nations: