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Halle strikes as Ivory Coast reach Cup of Nations final

SEBASTIEN Haller sent hosts Ivory Coast into the Africa Cup of Nations final as they beat Democratic Republic of Congo 1-0 in Wednesday’s semi-final at the Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium.

Haller’s 65th-minute goal continued a remarkable recovery by the Ivorians who were almost eliminated in the group phase but will now take on Nigeria in Sunday’s final.

Nigeria beat South Africa on penalties in Wednesday’s other semi-final in Bouake.

Striker Haller missed two other good chances and Franck Kessie struck the woodwork in a deserved win for Ivory Coast.

By The African Mirror