It’s only taken four days, but we finally have the first red card of the Africa Cup 2015, courtesy of Cote D’Ivoire’s Gervinho.
The AS Roma forward got into trouble in the 58th minute during a scrap in the Guinean box with Naby Keita. It wasn’t clear what set Gervinho off, but frustrations were clearly building for Les Elephants.
Mohamed Yattara put Guinea ahead in the 36th minute with left-footed shot to the top-left corner. Cote D’Ivoire scrambled to recover into the second half, only to be deflated by Gervinho’s booking.
Fortunately for the Les Elephants, Seydou Doumbia took a deft assist from Wilfried Bony in the 72nd minute, and hit a right-footed shot to the bottom left corner to tie the match.
The card means Gervinho misses Cote D’Ivoire’s next match against Mali on Saturday