RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 09, 2015 08:30
Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry saved and scored the crucial spot-kicks that handed Ivory Coast a dramatic 9-8 penalty shootout win over Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Barry, who appeared to cramp up during the shootout, denied fellow keeper Brimah Razak - one of five efforts missed - before slotting in the winner.
Victory gave the Ivorians their second title, in a repeat of the 1992 final.
That year, Ivory Coast won 11-10 on penalties also after a goalless draw.
They will be delighted to have emulated the feat having gone close twice since - in 2006 and 2012 - on the latter occasion losing to Zambia, who were then coached by current Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard.
The Frenchman's success as coach of the Elephants makes him the first man to win the title with two countries.