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Afcon, CAF

Wilfried Zaha scores in Ivory Coast debut

Wilfried Zaha scored in a debut as African Nations Cup holders Ivory Coast produced a dominant display to beat Uganda 3-0 on Wednesday in a final warm-up match 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.

The Ivorians wrapped up victory when Paris St Germain fullback Serge Aurier powered home a header from distance in the 72nd minute.

 

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