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By ESPN Staff

Kessie penalty helps Ivory Coast to AFCON qualifying win over Niger

Ivory Coast squeaked by Niger on Saturday.

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie scored a second-half penalty as Ivory Coast laboured to a 1-0 victory over Niger in their opening 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group K qualifier in Abidjan on Saturday.

It was the second spot-kick of the game for the home side, after Max Gradel missed a first-half chance from 12 yards having argued furiously with Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe over who would take the kick.

Pepe won the first penalty when he was felled in the box and wanted to take it, but had the ball...

FIFA U17 World Cup: African Wonderkids who never realised their potential

The FIFA Under-17 World Cup presents an ideal opportunity for football fans to catch a first glimpse of the superstars of tomorrow, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos and John Obi Mikel all announcing themselves at the tournament before achieving success at the highest levels of the game.

However, for every Mikel, who enjoyed a decade at Chelsea after emerging at Finland 2003, there have been plenty of other prospects who burned brightly at U-17 level, but failed to translate that early...

Mumuni hat trick fires Ghana past Ivory Coast into WAFU Cup final

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Shafiu Mumuni leads Ghana to victory with the competition's first-ever hat trick. To watch WAFU, sign up for ESPN+.

Hat-trick hero Shafiu Mumuni fired Ghana into the final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Ivory Coast 3-1 in the semifinal at the Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal on Tuesday.

The Black Stars had the first chance on goal in the 10th minute, but Joseph Esso saw his 20-yard free kick brilliantly saved by keeper Eliezer Ira Tape.

Ivory Coast nearly took the lead in the 21st minute after a great turn on the edge of the box by David Fofana, but his pile-driver shaved the wrong side of the...

WAFU Cup semifinal preview: Intensity makes hosts Senegal the favourites

Hosts Senegal face a stern test when they meet Mali in Wednesday's WAFU Cup of Nations semifinal, with Ghana set to square off with the Ivory Coast on Tuesday in the other final-four showdown.

The Teranga Lions have impressed on home soil, taking control early against Guinea-Bissau in their opening fixture, before dispatching Benin in Thursday's quarterfinal.

They attacked vibrantly and fluidly in their first match, and while the Bissau-Guineans threatened a comeback after pulling one back, the...