Salomon Kalou

  • Drogba farewell to overshadow Ivorian campaign at World Cup June 5, 2014

    Didier Drogba will make his final bow for Ivory Coast at a major tournament in Brazil but the west African country hope a new generation of strikers can drive them past the first round at the World Cup finals. The 36-year-old Drogba has been a talismanic figure for his country, leading...
  • Ivory Coast qualify for third straight World Cup November 17, 2013

    Casablanca: Ivory Coast qualified for a third straight World Cup after surviving a nervous finish to draw 1-1 with Senegal for a 4-2 aggregate win in the African playoffs on Saturday. Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran striker...
  • Lille salvage some pride with 2-0 win at BATE November 21, 2012

    Minsk: Lille salvaged some pride from their miserable Champions League campaign by winning 2-0 away to BATE Borisov on Tuesday. Lille lost their first four Group F matches - including a humiliating 6-1 thrashing by Bayern Munich - and needed to win by a greater margin than 3-1 to have...
  • WC qualifiers: Ivory Coast win, Zambia lose September 9, 2012

    Cape Town: Didier Drogba was again among the goals as the Ivory Coast led a list of former finalists in a winning start to World Cup qualification but new African champions Zambia lost their opening game on the road to Brazil. There was also a setback for Morocco, whose coach Eric...
  • Zambia win African Cup after penalty shoot-out February 13, 2012

    Libreville, Gabon: Zambia returned to the scene of their worst sporting tragedy to make it a place of unrestrained joy after winning a nerve-racking African Cup of Nations final on Sunday on penalties over tournament favorites Ivory Coast. Stophira Sunzu scored the deciding sudden-death spot-kick after Gervinho missed for the Ivorians,...