AFCON round-up: Ivory Coast off to winning start thanks to Jonathan Kodjia
Angola net late to earn point against Tunisia in Group E
Last Updated: 26/06/19 10:13am
Ivory Coast began their campaign in the African Cup of Nations' toughest group with a 1-0 win over South Africa on Monday.
The Ivorians edged an early crunch game at the tournament in Egypt when Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia finished neatly from a cross by Max Gradel in the second half.
The striker's goal was enough, although Nicolas Pepe hit the crossbar with a free-kick for Ivory Coast in the first half and was denied again near the end when another free-kick was saved brilliantly by Ronwen Williams.
Group D has three former champions in Ivory Coast, South Africa and Morocco. Morocco beat Namibia 1-0 on Sunday.
In Monday's second game, Angola scored a late equaliser in Suez to draw 1-1 with Tunisia in Group E when Djalma Campos pounced on a goalkeeper error.
Youssef M'Sakni gave Tunisia the lead in the first half from the penalty spot.
Mali top the group after defeating Mauritania 4-1.