Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure says his side are looking forward to a tough quarterfinal when they face Nigeria at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday.
The Elephants played to a 2-2 draw against Algeria in their last group match on Wednesday, a match which proved to be a tough test for the Group D winners as they had to come back from being two goals
Ivory Coast will now look for their third straight win over Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations after beating the Super Eagles 1-0 in 2006, with Didier Drogba scoring the only goal, while Salomon Kalou secured another 1-0 win two years later.
“It is going to be a very difficult game; we will have to remain focused,” said Toure.
“It is a quarterfinal. The outcome will depend on small details. We will need to remain extremely focused.”
“I think that our chances are good. We will rely on our qualities. We will have to remain focused.
“We will also need a bit of luck and the help of God of course.”