Ex-Frankfurt Sebastien Haller and Ivory Coast missed early entry into the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The striker of the Dutch football record champions Ajax Amsterdam scored the first goal himself in the 2: 2 (1: 0) against Sierra Leone and prepared the second goal, but it was not enough for the second win in the second game.
The two-time African champions in Group E have four points before the last game against Algeria. Haller made it 1-0 in the 25th minute before Musa Kamara equalized for the outsider (55′). Then the former Bundesliga striker initiated the 2-1 through Nicolas Pepe (65th). But Alhaji Kamara (90+3) prevented the Ivorians from winning.
Mali is no further along with Bundesliga professionals Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig) and Diadie Samassekou (TSG Hoffenheim), who each played one half in the 1-1 (0-0) win against Gambia. Both teams have four points each in Group F. Tunisia saved their chance of progressing with Cologne’s Ellyes Skhiri. After beating Mauritania 4-0 (2-0), the 2004 African champions are third with three points.