The Ivorian national team on Wednesday arrived in Rustenburg on their base where group D is housed.
Sabri Lamouchi's group is very excited to start the Afcon which opens on Saturday in South Africa.
The Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire will play their first game against the Hawks of Togo on Tuesday, January 22. Just after getting off the plane, the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire held a press conference where journalists have received their first impressions.
"We are happy to be there, Afcon began for us in Abu Dhabi with our single friendly match" suggested the French technician, Sabri Lamouchi.
Côte d'Ivoire is in South Africa to win the trophy, seems to say the captain Didier Drogba:
"We are excited to begin. I have no pressure. It is ten years now since I have been running after this title. But I think above all to the team before thinking about myself. "
Well concentrated before the competition, the best African player of the year, Yaya Toure is aware of the task ahead:
"It is true that there is a great group on paper. Today, we are extremely aware of what we get to do. Nobody is there to joke. Being a favorite, this is not an easy thing at all. "The player added that if he had no ambitions, he would not be in this competition.
The opponents of Ivory Coast are warned!