Yamoussoukro - The 2015 batch of the Cote d'Ivoire national team took away their chokers tag by beating Ghana 9-8 on penalties in the finals of the Afcon hosted by Equatorial Guinea after a pulsating two hours of a goalless encounter, SuperSport reports.
The Liverpool centre-back who beautifully placed his penalty kick past Ghana keeper Razak Braimah admits to a tough encounter and thanks the almighty for the trophy which could have gone to any side during the shootout.
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“This is my third final and I had lost two. The game was intense and tough. Ghana deserved to win as well as us. You know penalties are so bad. But at the end of the day, we are very happy this time God has given us the trophy because in penalties, it is all about God for me,” Kolo Toure told SuperSport.
The ex-Arsenal and Manchester City defender recounts and applauds the efforts of great Ivorian players that have passed the trophy drought period as great contributors to the final 2015 achievement.
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