AFCON 2023: Hosts Ivory Coast’s presence in the tournament hangs on a thread after 4-0 thrashing of Equatorial Guinea

AFCON 2023: Hosts Ivory Coast’s presence in the tournament hangs on a thread after 4-0 thrashing of Equatorial Guinea

2023 Africa Cup of Nations host Ivory Coast have been made to swallow bitter pills as the Elephants have been completely whitewashed 4-0 by Equatorial Guinea in their final Group A game on Monday

Ivory Coast fielded stars against their opponents Equatorial Guinea yet could not find a single goal at the back of the net.

Striker Emilio Nsue opened the scoring in the 42nd minutes of the game for Equatorial Guinea before the end of the first half.

Jean-Phillippe Krasso equalized on the stroke of halftime but had his goal ruled offside.

After recess Equatorial Guinea took off from where they started and got the second goal through Pablo Ganet’s 73rd minute beauty.

37 year old Emilio Nsue added another one, his second on the day on the 75th minute to put his team in a 3-0 comfortable lead.

Just us we thought it was all over SD Logrones midfielder Jannick Buyla cemented the sweet victory with a final goal to completely put hosts Ivory Coast in disarray.

The lose means Ivory Coast are hanging on by Skin of their tusks.

With just 3 points accumulated in three games the Ivorians must now wait to see if they will go through as one of the four best third-placed teams.

By: Emmanuel Opoku | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana 

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