EYEAFRICA TV: Cairo, Egypt:Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Zaha scored as Ivory Coast moved into the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations with a thumping win over Namibia.
Namibia, who had lost narrowly in both their previous group matches, had started brightly but were punished by Peter Shalulile’s failure to score from two glorious first-half chances with the score at 0-0.
Max Gradel’s volley and Ryan Nyambe’s own goal gave the Elephants a 2-0 lead before Joslin Kamatuka pulled a goal back for Namibia.
Zaha added a third with a right-foot shot after cutting in off the left before Maxwel Cornet’s placed fourth.
After two failed penalty appeals and scuffing a close-range shot into the arms of Namibia goalkeeper Lloyd Kazapua, Zaha, 26, had cut a frustrated figure.
The Crystal Palace winger made amends with a trademark strike on his first start at the tournament to take the game away from the Brave Warriors. Ivory Coast finish second behind Morocco in Group D.
While Namibia finish bottom of the group three points behind South Africa who lost to Morocco in the other game.