AFCON 2019 Match Report: Ivory Coast thrash Namibia 4-1 to reach last 16 of AFCON


Ivory Coast moved into the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations with a thumping win over Namibia.

Max Gradel’s volley and Ryan Nyambe’s own goal gave the Elephants a 2-0 lead before Joslin Kamatuka pulled a goal back for Namibia.

Namibia started strongly and tested out the Ivorian defence with several half-chances, before creating a great opportunity in the 20th minute: Petrus Shitembi provided a fine cross from the right flank to pick out Peter Shalulile, but the forward put his header wide of the target.

Zaha added a third with a right-foot shot after cutting in off the left before Maxwel Cornet’s placed fourth.

Ivory Coast finish second behind Morocco in Group D.