The Ivory Coast was caught by Sierra Leone in the last minutes (90+3) after a big mistake from their goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangaré. In the post-match press conference, Patrice Beaumelle could not find the words to explain such a scenario. "It's two points lost. We will continue to work. I had the feeling that we conjured up the bad luck, I don't understand what happened."
Before adding. "That gag goal I can't explain. When you prepare to play an African Cup of Nations match, you are concentrated. Today, the spirit of the game is affected but from tomorrow we must recover. I'm telling you, this Japoma stadium doesn't suit us."