AFCON 2021: Didier Drogba reacts as Ivory Coast eliminate Algeria, qualify for knockout stages

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, has reacted to Ivory Coast’s 3-1 win against Algeria at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Thursday.

Drogba hailed Ivory Coast players for beating the AFCON defending champions, adding that he was proud of Patrice Beaumelle’s men.

The win over Algeria means the Desert Warriors are now out of the 2021 AFCON, while Ivory Coast top Group E with 7 points.

Three goals from Franck Kessie, Ibrahim Sangare and Nicolas Pepe ensured Ivory Coast defeated the AFCON defending champions in Cameroon.

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Sofiane Bendebka did score a late goal for the North African.

Reacting, Drogba, a former Ivory Coast captain, wrote on Twitter: “Great win guys!!!!!!

“Proud of you my young brothers!!!!!! we are moving forward….

“Rest and in a few days we put back as much or more intensity for the 8th final.”

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