Zaha scores as Ivory Coast beat Uganda 3-0 in final Afcon warm-up match
Wilfried Zaha was among the scorers as African Cup of Nations holders Ivory Coast produced a dominant display to beat Uganda 3-0 on Wednesday in a final warmup before they begin their title defence.
Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia opened the scoring five minutes into the second half in Abu Dhabi with a back-post header from Zaha's cross.
The Crystal Palace winger added a second eight minutes later as he beat the offside trap to fire in from the right.
It was Zaha's first goal in his second cap for the Ivorians since switching his international allegiance from England.
Zim players strike for more Afcon money Zimbabwe arrived in Cameroon yesterday for a final warm-up friendly against the Indomitable Lions before going on to Gabon for the Africa Cup of Nations finals but only after a weekend of high drama in which captain Willard Katsande led his players on a strike.
The Ivorians wrapped up victory when Paris St Germain fullback Serge Aurier powered home a header from distance in the 72nd minute.
Manchester United's Eric Bailly, whose training had been restricted this week because of a knee complaint, started the game but Sunderland defender Lamine Kone missed out as he battles to be fit in time for the Ivory Coast's first match of the finals against Togo in Oyem on Monday.
Uganda's opening game in Group D is against Ghana in Port Gentil on Tuesday.
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