#CAF2015: Ivory Coast the New Champions of Africa Led by #YayaToure


Ivory Coast emerged the new African champions on Sunday night after they defeated the Black Stars of Ghana in the final match of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. They won the match played in Bata, Equatorial Guinea 9-8 on penalties in a repeat of the 1992 AFCON final as the game remained goalless after the extra time.

Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry scored the last of the penalties to give the Elephants their second title as they replaced Nigeria as African champions at the Estadio de Bata after two previous attempts in the finals. The Elephants lost to Egypt 4-2 on penalties in Egypt 2006 and also lost 8-7 to Zambia in the 2012 edition co-hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.