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Drogba scores in easy Ivory Coast victory

Published on Nov 15, 2012 7:31 AM
Ivory Coast's national football team captain Didier Drogba (left) celebrates after scoring during the FIFA World Cup 2014 frienldy football match Austria vs Ivory Coast in Linz, Austria on November 14, 2012. Ivory Coast won 3-0. -- PHOTO: AFP

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Captain Didier Drogba was among the scorers as title favourites Ivory Coast warmed up for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-0 friendly victory in Austria Wednesday.

Veteran striker Drogba, who moved to China last year after helping Chelsea win a maiden Champions League title, scored on 61 minutes in Linz to put the Elephants two goals ahead.

Lacina Traore completed a comfortable win for the No 1 ranked African national football team with a goal 14 minutes from time after Didier Ya Konan opened the scoring just before half-time.

It was an encouraging result for the Ivorians, who lacked injured Arsenal forward Gervinho, as they seek a second Cup of Nations title in South Africa next February.

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