An 86th minute strike by substitute Max Gradel gave Cote d’Ivoire a deserved point as they played to a draw against Mali.
The Ivory Coast must overcome the absence of the suspended Gervinho as they look to overcome Mali in Malabo.
Ivory Coast star Gervinho has been handed a two-game ban following his sending-off in the 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations draw with Guinea.
Ivory Coast star Gervinho has apologised after being sent off in his side's 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations draw with Guinea.
Group D favourites Cameroon and the Ivory Coast breathed a sigh of relief as both came from behind to draw their opening ties.
Ivory Coast attacker Gervinho will discover the length of his suspension on Wednesday after being sent off against Guinea.
10-man Ivory Coast were held to a 1-1 draw by underdogs Guinea in their opening Group D match at the African Nations Cup.
Salomon Kalou has compared Ivory Coast playing at AFCON without Didier Drogba to Barcelona playing without Lionel Messi.
Yaya Toure is confident that under coach Herve Renard, Ivory Coast can win in their opening AFCON game against Guinea.
The ghost of Didier Drogba could loom large at the African Nations Cup on Tuesday when Ivory Coast play Guinea.
This year's Africa Cup of Nations may well be the last chance for Yaya Toure to finally win a major international trophy.
The Ivory Coast defeated outgoing champions Nigeria 1-0 on Sunday in an Africa Cup of Nations warm-up in Abu Dhabi.
Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier expressed his anger at the call-up of Max Gradel to the Ivory Coast squad.
Ivory Coast head coach Herve Renard has admitted that Bafana Bafane were too strong for his youthful team.
Coach Shakes Mashaba is more than pleased following Bafana's outstanding performance in the Nelson Mandela Challenge.