Manchester United defender Eric Bailly suffered overdue frustration as Ivory Coast have been held to a 2-2 draw with the aid of using Sierra Leone on the Africa Cup of Nations.
The defender changed into withdrawn simply earlier than the injury-time leveller after the Elephants regarded properly on direction for 2 wins from video games in Group E.
Franck Kessie’s 12th-minute penalty changed into stored with the aid of using Nbalie Kamara after Wilfried Zaha changed into added down withinside the container earlier than, 12 mins later, the opener arrived thru Sebastien Haller, who transformed Zaha’s nice thru ball.
Sierra Leone answered with a beautiful strike with the aid of using Musa Kamara withinside the 2nd 1/2 of however Arsenal attacker Nicolas Pepe completed off suitable paintings with the aid of using Haller and Kessie to repair Ivory Coast’s lead.
That seemed to be sufficient to steady every other success, with the Elephants performing much more likely to attain the subsequent purpose. However, a mistake with the aid of using keeper Badri Ali Sangare, while looking to save you a corner, allowed Alhaji Kamara to ultimately bag a stoppage-time equaliser with the aid of using stumbling however then touching in Steven Caulker’s pass.
The dramatic end got here simply after Bailly changed into compelled to withdraw because of an obvious head injury, with Odilon Kossounou taking his place.
Ivory Coast are nonetheless pinnacle of the group, in advance of the eagerly expected conflict with Algeria on Thursday.
Hannibal changed into an unused replacement as Tunisia readily noticed off Mauritania 4-zero in Group F.
It changed into a welcome 3 factors after the arguable defeat to Mali and the tie changed into quite one-sided from the outset.
Hamza Mathlouthi smashed domestic interior 4 mins and Wahbi Khazri quickly doubled the lead. Khazri netted once more after the c language with Seifeddine Zaziri claiming the fourth. Tunisia should even have the funds for to overlook a penalty, thru Youssef Msakni, however will method Thursday’s check in opposition to Gambia in suitable heart.
In Bailly’s first game, Ivory Coast beat Equatorial Guinea 1-zero, with the defender gambling the overall ninety mins. The early purpose got here from former Leicester City and Leeds United ahead Max-Alain Gradel.
Ex-Red Zaha changed into certainly considered one among 3 substitutes who got here on for Ivory Coast withinside the 71st minute; every other, Arsenal attacker Nicolas Pepe, changed into avoided from doubling their lead while Equatorial Guinea goalkeeper Manuel Sapunga made a nice save.
Hannibal, changed into on the incorrect cease of the preceding one cease of a 1-zero opposite as Tunisia misplaced to Mali.
The 18-year-antique United midfielder performed the hole forty five mins, after being exceeded his tenth worldwide look with the aid of using supervisor Mondher Kebaier.
In a quiet starting 1/2 of, the 2004 champions have been in large part at the lower back foot in opposition to an attacking Mali aspect proposing Southampton winger Moussa Djenepo, with Yves Bissouma of Brighton ultimately added from the bench.
Hannibal performed at the proper of Tunisia’s the front 3 however changed into withdrawn on the destroy for Saif-Eddine Khaoui, as instruct Kebaier regarded to convey greater enjoy into the midfield.