Defending Africa Cup of Nations champions Ivory Coast were denied back-to-back wins against Sudan as they rescued a 1-1 draw at the Al-Merrikh Stadium on Tuesday night.
Ivory Coast moved to the top of their group in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying after beating Sudan 1-0 at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium on Friday.
Yaya City will miss the match against Norwich City while Manchester City are also sweating over his fitness ahead of their Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev.
Former Arsenal right-back Emmanuel Eboue has joined Sunderland on a short-term contract until the end of the season.
The Cape Verde Islands are the top-ranked African team in the latest Fifa rankings, replacing the Ivory Coast at number one.
Kolo Toure has poured cold water over the "Yaya Toure to leave Manchester City after Pep Guardiola's arrives" flames.
There will be no brotherly love on display should Kolo Toure come up against Yaya Toure in the Capital One Cup final.
There was some praise from Roy Keane for Yaya Toure following Manchester City's Champions League win, but the former Manchester United captain still feels the Ivorian is "a frustrating player to watch".
Forward Salomon Kalou admits he is evaluating his future as an Ivory Coast player as he needs to think about "resting his body".
DR Congo have won the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) for a second time after beating Mali 3-0 in Sunday's final in Kigali, Rwanda.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has brushed off criticism from Yaya Toure after winning the 2015 African Footballer of the Year award last week.
Yaya Toure isn't the only one who is unhappy with the decision to name Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang African Footballer of the Year with Andre Ayew also left bemused.
Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure has hit out at the Confederation of African Football after failing to win a fifth straight African Footballer of the Year award.
Nigeria will step up their preparations for the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) over the next few weeks with friendlies against the Ivory Coast and Angola.
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- Yaya: It is unbelievable
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- DR Congo 1-3 Ivory Coast
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- Ivory Coast v DR Congo
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- Gervinho: We never doubted
- Die added to Stuttgart ranks
- Ivory Coast 3-1 Algeria
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- Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast
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- Ivory Coast 1-1 Mali