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Today in History: Ivory Coast Beats Ghana to Win First AFCON*

Thomas Freeman Yeboah | All Sports   in  · ·
January 26, 2015

On 26th January, 1992 Côte d’Ivoire defeated Ghana in the final of the 1992 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) staged in Senegal to win their only continental championship.

It was the 18th edition of the tournament which had 12 countries with each of the four groups comprising three teams.

Ghana drawn in group D piped both Egypt and Zambia by a goal each to make a  date with Congo, whom they edged by a goal to nil in the quarter finals, before overcoming the scare of their West African neighbours Nigeria in the semi finals.

The Ivorians started the tournament by thrashing Algeria by three goals to nothing and settled for a goalless draw with Congo, before piping Zambia in the quarter finals. The Elephants afterwards defeated Cameroon on penalties to set a date with Ghana in the final.

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