AFCON 2023: Ivory Coast Defeat Mali, Advances to Semi-Finals

In a remarkable turn of events, Hosts Ivory Coast beat Mali advances to Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Ivory Coast, staged another astonishing comeback with 10 men to secure a 2-1 victory over Mali after extra time in the third quarterfinal of the Africa Cup of Nations 2023 at Bouake Stadium.

Despite being reduced to 10 men due to a red card at the end of the first half, the Ivorian team found themselves trailing in the second half following a goal by Nene Dorgeles.


However, Simon Adingra came to the rescue, scoring the equalizer in the 90th minute. The dramatic match reached its climax when Oumar Diakite netted the winning goal in added time at the end of extra time, sparking jubilation among the home fans.

With this thrilling victory, the hosts are set to face DR Congo in the semifinals.