Cote d'Ivoire Fans Flood Streets of Abidjan to Celebrate in Style After Eliminating Senegal: Video

Cote d'Ivoire Fans Flood Streets of Abidjan to Celebrate in Style After Eliminating Senegal: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Cote d'Ivoire are through to the quarter-final of AFCON
  • The AFCON hosts defeated Senegal 5-4 on penalties
  • The fans celebrated the victory throughout the night

Fans of the Ivorian national football team partied throughout the night following the country's progress to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Elephants surprisingly eliminated African champions Senegal after a penalty shootout victory on Monday in Yamoussoukro.

Having only secured qualification after the final round of games, the host nation went into the match as the weaker side but staged a strong display to force the game into penalties after Franck Kessie scored late to cancel an early Habib Diallo strike.

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Cote d'Ivoire fans celebrate on the streets of Abidjan after victory over Senegal. Credit: @CAF_Online
Source: Twitter

Defender Moussa Niakhaté missed from the spot as the Teranga Lions' hopes of defending the title came to a crashing end.

In videos shared on social media, fans of Cote d'Ivoire took to the streets of Abidjan to celebrate the victory as the two-time champions revived the host and win ambition.

Ivory Coast will now face the winner of the game between Burkina Faso and Mali for a place in the semi-final.

Meanwhile, earlier on Monday, Ryan Mendes netted the only goal as Cape Verde beat Mauritania to reach the quarter-final.

South Africa will face Morocco with Burkina Faso engaging Mali in the last two games of the Round of 16, as reported by Sky Sports.

Cote d'Ivoire reach quarter-finals of AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Cote d'Ivoire defeated Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday, knocking out the reigning champions on penalties in the last 16 to keep their hopes of winning the title on home soil alive.

A week ago it looked as if the Ivorians were set for a humiliating group-stage exit from their own AFCON, but now they are into the quarter-finals after beating Senegal 5-4 on penalties following a tie that finished 1-1 at the end of extra time.

The Elephants scraped into the knockout phase with the worst record of the four best third-placed sides to advance, after finishing the first round with a humiliating 4-0 loss to Equatorial Guinea, their heaviest ever home defeat.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.