WATCH: Kodjia’s overhead kick sends Ivory Coast to AFCON; Kei Kamara also scores


Ivory Coast was one of nine teams to qualify for this January’s Africa Cup of Nations thanks to new Aston Villa man’s Jonathan Kodjia acrobatic goal.

The 26-year-old striker reacted quickly to send an overhead kick home and give the Elephants a 1-0 lead over Sierra Leone, though New England Revolution man Kei Kamara answered to make the night a bit more nervy for the hosts.

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You can watch both goals below, and there’s another day of qualifying on tap for Sunday.

Also qualifying Saturday were Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Algeria, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, and Guinea-Bissau. Notable eliminations include Nigeria, Guinea, South Africa, Cape Verde, and Sierra Leone.