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Football | Afcon 2017

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Elephants tired of losing



Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba told reporters in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday that they were sick and tired of failing to win the Africa Cup of Nations each time they were highly favoured to do so and hope to break the jinx this time at the upcoming edition.

The former Chelsea talisman was speaking a day after the Elephants crushed Egypt 4-2 in their final test match ahead of the South Africa 2013.

“We have a strong team capable of doing great things at the upcoming showpiece. It would be formidable for us to win the trophy this time. Honestly, we are sick and tired of failing each time to clinch the title when we very close to doing so,” Drogba said.

“We showed strong solidarity during the Afcon 2013 qualifiers against Senegal to book our place at the tournament. We have struggled and fought together as a team for long and the whole Ivory Coast nation is expecting us to bring home the trophy this time. We hope our prayers will be heard.”

The Elephants are expected to leave for South Africa on Thursday, where they will open their campaign against fellow West Africans Togo in Rustenburg on January 22.



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