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

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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.

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