Cote d’Ivoire want to champions says Gradel
MTNFootball : Cote d’Ivoire have said they wish to finally be crowned champions of Africa and are not taken in by the tag of favourites.
“We have always been tagged as favourites for this tournament, but we have not won it since then. This time we want to win it,” said Saint Etienne midfielder Max Gradel.
“That would be great for our country because it was a big blow when we lost last year’s final. But good enough the new competition has come quickly and we now want to go on to win the trophy.”
The Elephants have only won the Nations Cup once in 1992 but since 2006, they have finished at least in the top four and were beaten in the championship games seven years ago in Egypt as well as last year by Zambia.