A superb solo goal from Arsenal forward Gervinho put Ivory Coast into the African Nations Cup final, as The Elephants won 1-0 against Mali in the semi-final.
François Zahoui’s talented side fought a hard-battled game but finally got their goal just before half-time after Gervinho sprinted 30 metres into the Mali penalty area, before finishing with aplomb.
Gervinho’s goal proved to be the most exciting moment in what proved to be a drab semi-final, with neither team looking like scoring during the first 45 minutes.
The 24-year-old, signed from Lille last summer for £10.8 million, has impressed at Arsenal so far this season tallying up 5 assists and 4 goals.
Ivory Coast will now will meet Zambia in Sunday’s final in Libreville.