CHAN 2022: 500 Ivorian supporters want to “besiege” Nelson Mandela
Five hundred Ivorian supporters should push the Elephants against Algeria
AlgerThey haven’t slept in a few days, especially in Draria. To push the cause, the Ivorian supporters are organizing. ElephantsTo win against FennecsAlgeria Sports News AfricaThe group visited the Sebala district’s Ivorian community. Gathered at Kady Kamagaté, an Ivorian who has lived in Algeria for thirteen years, they are developing the strategy to mark the occasion at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on January 27, 2023.
She owns a restaurant serving Ivorian cuisine at home. At the entrance to his 4-room apartment perched on the 1st floor of a bare building, the smell of grilled chicken served with attiéké as a garnish makes your mouth water. This scent is not something that can be ignored by any Ivorian. We place the order and then sit down and listen to the exchanges among supporters.
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It is known by everyone in Algiers. All tickets for the Ivory Coast – Algeria match in the quarter-finals CHAN 2023, notably set for Friday January 27, were sold. Nearly 41,000 Algerian supporters are expected to be in Nelson Mandela’s stand. The Ivorians have 500 people in mind. The President of National Supporters’ Club Elephants(CNSE), Adonis Kouadio, and Kouadio were present at the meeting of January 25, 2023.
At the conclusion of the discussions, the CNSE (African animation champion) promised to be with the community in the Algerian capital. Thirty supporters from Abidjan will be there, 300 Ivorians who live in Algeria will also be there, 100 ECOWAS supporters and more than 100 people representing other African countries will be there. “We were already present for the last group match against Uganda (January 22, Editor’s note) To support the Elephants. It was not well-organized. Things should have been better with the visit by the president of CNSE. It motivates us“, relates Aka Ephrem, president of the Ivorians of the diaspora.
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His compatriots are convinced that we must speak for Baraki. Even small numbers of supporters. They appeal to CAF and Ivorian authorities for a greater emphasis on security. “I would like to go to the Stadium to push my team but what about security. We’ve known for a long time that Algerians love football. Overflows can happen at anytime. Therefore, it will be important that we are not far from our leaders. But also that there are agents for us”pleaded Élisée Oulaï.
A few members of the group were very reassuring. These supporters believe that there will be only football on match day. And nothing else.Me, I don’t have any apprehension. It will be a party, regardless of the outcome. For the Algerians, because he wants to organize CAN 2025. We were not prepared for the players to arrive on this stage.“, relativizes Boukaka Gracia, a Congolese whose husband is Ivorian.