AFCON 2023 hosts Côte d’Ivoire thrashed Sierra Leone 5-1 in an international friendly game played on Saturday.
The game, which was played inside the Stade Laurent Pokou, Abidjan, was part of preparations for the Ivorians ahead of this year’s AFCON.
The two-time AFCON winners will go into the competition on the back of six games without defeat, recording four wins and two draws.
Ousmane Diomande opened the scoring in the 18th minute before Franck Kessie and Jonathan Bamba added the second and third goals on 36 and 38 minutes respectively.
Just three minutes into the second half Jeremie Boga made it 4-0 while Lazare Amani got the fifth goal on 84 minutes.
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Just two minutes after Côte d’Ivoire scored their fifth goal, Rodney Michael pulled a goal back for Sierra Leone.
Côte d’Ivoire will take on Guinea-Bissau Group A