Aston Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia scored the only goal of the game as Ivory Coast edged past South Africa in their African Cup of Nations opening Group D encounter.

 

Kodjia latched on to Max Gradel’s precise pass before sidefooting through the legs of goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.

 

Nicolas Pepe struck the woodwork in the first half, while Thulani Hlatshwayo headed inches over the bar for South Africa with the score still

goalless before the Villa player got the only goal of the game

 

Meanwhile Morocco also ran out 1-0 victors over Namibia 1-0 in the other match of the Group.

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