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

Published Add your comment

Football News

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.

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.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Didier Drogba

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again