Ivory Coast thrashed Zambia 4-1 in Afcon warm-up

Ivory Coast proved too strong in their warm-up test today coming from behind to defeat Zambia 4-1 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Sakala scored in the 14th minute from the spot to give Zambia the lead before Jonathan Kodjia level-scoreline on the half-hour mark.

The Ivorians went ahead through Jean Serri 3 minutes after the restart.

Maxwell Cornet added the third in the 57th minute before substitute former Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony pounced on a goalkeeper error to seal a 4-1 win.

Zambia, the 2012 champions, failed to qualify for this newly expanded Nations Cup but have played in a number of warm-up games.

The Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire are in Group D alongside Morocco, South Africa and Namibia.

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