Ivory Coast have begin their Africa Cup Of Nation campaign with a win in their opening fixture. A win here for the nation would put them in an excellent position leading into their clash against defending champions Algeria on match day three.
Sierra Leone pulled off an amazing result in their opening fixture by holding Algeria to a goalless draw.
The team with the morale boost they have received against Algeria would look to snatch all three points here. As their opponents are clearly a shadow of their golden generation that qualified for three consecutive World Cups.
Ivory Coast made it to the group stages of this competition following a top of the table finish in their group in the qualifiers. They finished three points clear of Ethiopia with four wins and a loss.
Having finished behind Cameroon in the WC qualifiers they have failed to make it to Qatar marking their second consecutive absence in the tournament.
Sierra Leone Stars meanwhile finished ahead of Benin on goal difference to seal their spot in this competition finishing behind Nigeria in group.
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