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Didier Drogba's family erupt as Ivory Coast lifts the Africa Cup of Nations

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Didier Drogba’s family showed how important the African Cup of Nations is in their household with irate celebrations following Ivory Coast’s victory against Ghana on Sunday night.

The Chelsea striker posted the video on his Instagram page, showing the emotional response to winning the tournament on penalties.

After a not so enthralling 120 minutes, the scoreline was 0-0 and the game went to spot kicks to decide the winner.

Manchester City’s January signing Wilfred Bony missed his penalty in the shoot-out and it came down to the goalkeepers. Boubacar Barry saved a penalty then stepped up to slot home to secure a 9-8 triumph, much to the delight of Drogba’s family.

It is the the first time Ivory Coast have won the competition since 1992 having had two heartbreaking losses on penalties in 2006 and 2012 against Egypt and Zambia respectively.

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Drogba appeared for Ivory Coast in their last five tournaments but retired from international football in 2014.

The legendary striker is all too familiar with high-pressure penalty shoot-outs as the 36-year-old scored the winning penalty for Chelsea in the Champions League Final against Bayern Munich in 2012.

However, the tense penalty shoot-out was not for everyone, most notably Roma's Gervinho who faced the opposite direction throughout.

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