Ivory Coast Ghana Afcon 2015
The Elephants of Ivory Coast clinch Africa Cup of Nations 2015

The Elephants of Ivory Coast clinch Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Kouami Sessou . Posted in Africa 1 Comment

Ivory Coast won their second Africa Cup of Nations  in dramatic fashion, beating Ghana 9-8 on penalties.The pair competed in a penalty shoot-out in the 1992 final as Ivory Coast won with 24 penalties taken and 21 scored

Wilfried Bony smashed his spot-kick against the crossbar but the Elephants recovered in the shoot-out, eventually taking the title when goalkeeper Boubacar Barry saved from his opposite number Razak Braimah and then stepped up to score.

It was an exciting end to a game that had been anything but, with Premier League stars Bony and Yaya Toure unable to create enough to win the game in 90, or even 120 minutes.

Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony holds up hero Boubacar Barry (centre), who scored the winning penalty in the final in Bata

Copa Barry

The Ivory Coast team and staff pose with their Africa Cup of Nations trophy having defeated Ghana 9-8 on penalties on Sunday night

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Ghana’s goalkeeper Razak Braimah dives as he fails to save the winning penalty from Ivory Coast’s goalkeeper Boubacar Barry

barry copa penalty

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  • Tegan



    This sounds like a thriller, I wish I could have watched!


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