Ivory Coast coach Renard extols Ghana team after Nations Cup triumph

Ivory Coast's head coach Herve Renard of France speaks during a news conference in Bata February 7, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
Mahmoud Elassal
Monday 9 Feb 2015
Ivory Coast coach believes Ghana can win the African Cup of Nations if they could play the final game again

Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard has praised the performance of Ghana's team during the two sides' game in the 2015 African Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

The Elephants claimed their second Nations Cup title on Sunday after beating Ghana 9-8 on penalties as the final ended 0-0 following extra time. 

"Ghana is a good side and I have had the privilege of working with some of them and I think they will bounce back," Renard told the post game press conference.

"This is their second defeat in the final since 2010 while this would have been our third so they may be lucky the next one they are in next time," he added.

The 46-year-old Ivory Coast coach Renard is the first tactician to win the trophy with two different countries as he won it in 2012 with Zambia.

"For me I can say I am a lucky coach who had the pleasure of working with (an) extra-ordinary group of players," the French tactician concluded.

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