Players of the Ivorian national football team pose before the match Ivory Coast v Zambia of the first African National football Championship (CHAN2009) on February 22, 2009 at the Felix Houphouët-Boigny stadium in Abidjan. (From L: Kouakou Amoro Junior Mansou, Konan Ruffin N'Gouan, Corbin Guedegbe, Charles Dje Bi Trazie, Blaise Adou Dago, Sylvestre Nene Bi Tra, Alassane Karamoko, Jean Paul Kesse Mangoua, Florent Saoure, and in the middle goalkeeper Vincent de Paul Angban. The African Nations football Championship tournament (CHAN-2009) is held in Ivory Coast from February 22 to March 8, with matches played in Abidjan and Bouake. The competition comprises eight countries -- Ivory Coast, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Libya and Zimbabwe.
Miljan Mrdakovic (L) of Serbia scores a goal against Ivory Coast's goalkeeper Vincent Angban during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games first round Group A men's football match at the Shanghai Stadium on August 10, 2008.