Ivory Coast's Europe-based stars stumbled in the heat of northern Gabon in their African Nations Cup opener.
Many expected the defending champions, Ivory Coast, get off to a hot start but they were unexpectedly stymied by Togo, writes Nick Ames.
Ivory Coast's defence of the African Nations Cup kicked off with a turgid goalless draw with Togo in Group C on Monday evening in Gabon.
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Gab Marcotti examines the title prospects of Algeria and Senegal at AFCON after their opening matches.
Michel Dussuyer says Ivory Coast must be ready to fight for 90 minutes or more each match to retain their AFCON title.