Ivory Coast edge Ghana to win 2015 AFCON Final

Monday, February 09, 2015

Ivory Coast’s golden generation finally ended their hunt for a trophy as they edged Ghana in a penalty shootout to be crowned African Champions in Bata. The game, played on 8 February, 2015 was goalless till extra time and went to penalties. Ghana converted their first two penalties, while Ivory Coast missed their first two. However the Black Stars missed their next two, and both teams were tied at 3-3 after five penalties, leading to sudden death.

Five penalties were then converted by both teams before Razak Brimah missed for Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire goalkeeper Boubacar Barry held his nerve as the Elephants clinched AFCON 2015
Arabic commentary, penalties, 3:25 duration
Penalty shootout CAN 2015 Final- Ivory Coast 9-8 Ghana (scored unless stated)
For Ghana:- Mubarak, Ayew, Acquah (missed), Frimpong (missed), A.Ayew, Mensah, Agyemang-Badu, Afful, Baba, Boye, Brimah (missed)
For Ivory Coast:- Bony (missed), Tallo (missed), Aurier, Doumbia, Y.Toure, Kalou, K.Toure, Kanon, Bailly, Serey Die, Barry
Cote d’Ivoire starting lineup v Ghana AFCON 2015:- Barry, Toure, Tiene, Aurier, Kanon, Bailly, Y.Toure, Serey Die, Gervinho, Gradel, Bony
Ghana starting XI v CIV CAN 2015:- Brimah, Afful, Boye, Mensah, Baba, Mubarak, Acquah, Gyan, Ayew, Appiah, Atsu
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