The Ivory Coast reached the final of the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) as they beat DR Congo tonight in Estadio de Bata, Bata by three goals to one with goals coming from Yaya Toure, Gervinho and Kanon.
Cheick Tiote didn’t play tonight
They will now play Ghana or the host country Equatorial Guinea in the final on Sunday.
That means that Cheick Tiote will definitely miss our next game at home to Stoke City on Sunday, and probably the game at Crystal Palace the following Wednesday night.
But for the second time running Cheick was not even on the bench tonight, and perhaps he’s still carrying what was said to be a slight knock he picked up in training.
By FIFA rules Cheick is due back in Newcastle by Tuesday, so he could possibly be on the bench at Crystal Palace, but may not even be fit to play.
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