Côte d'Ivoire have qualified for the last eight of their AFCON, as one of the best 3rd-placed teams. While the Ivorians were delighted to qualify, they went through a rollercoaster ride of emotions. From disappointment at the loss to Equatorial Guinea (0-4), to relief at qualifying in extremis.
Midfielder Franck Kessié, aware that he and his team-mates need to make amends with the public, issued a statement ahead of the Senegal-Côte d'Ivoire match."I know that all the Ivorian people are unhappy with us at the moment. It's normal because I know how much these people love us. But stay calm, we're going to do everything we can to get a positive result against Senegal and then we'll see what happens next in the competition, why not win the AFCON on home soil." Côte d'Ivoire take on Senegal on Monday, January 29, at the Stade Charles Konan Banny in Yamoussoukro, at 8pm GMT.
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