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Ivory Coast head coach Jean-Louis Gasset

Ivory Coast head coach Jean-Louis Gasset

Ivory Coast star Seko Fofana has reserved some special praise for former coach Jean-Louis Gasset after the team reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Gasset parted ways with the team after their final group stage clash when it looked as if they would be eliminated.

However, the Elephants advanced as one of the best third-place finishers and have since gone on to reach the final, where they will face Nigeria on Sunday.

Read: Super Eagles get ‘big boost’ ahead of AFCON final

The Ivory Coast midfielder has now taken the opportunity to praise Gasset as they look to secure AFCON glory.

“He also participates in this victory,” he said, as quoted by 13 Football.

“As I have always said, we have a lot of gratitude for what he was able to do with the group.

“I think we are continuing his work. He selected the group. Today, maybe we had to go through this ordeal to give this team a start but I honestly think that if he had been there, it would have been the same thing too.

“Today we have a big thought for him and I know he has a big thought for us. The goodbyes were difficult, with a lot of emotion, tears and also a lot of words. We knew we had to do it for him too. I think he also contributed to this victory.”

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