Ivory Coast in last-gasp AFCON triumph; South Africa additionally attain semifinals

BOUAKE, IVORY COAST: Oumar Diakite was the hero as hosts Ivory Coast staged one other exceptional salvage operation on Saturday to achieve the Africa cup of Nations semifinals, and South Africa later joined them.

A superb back-heel by the substitute in added time on the finish of additional time in Bouake gave the Elephants a 2-1 victory over Mali, who dominated a lot of the quarterfinal and scored first.

Ivory Coast-born Nene Dorgeles put Mali forward on 71 minutes in opposition to the host nation, who had been diminished to 10 males simply earlier than half-time when Odilon Kossounou was despatched off.