Ivory Coast score four to win World Cup qualifier
ABIDJAN, June 22 (Reuters) - The Ivory Coast returned to
winning ways in their World Cup qualifiers on Sunday, hammering
Botswana 4-0 to rise to the top of the African qualifying zone
Group Seven standings.
Bundesliga-based striker Boubacar Sanogo opened the scoring
in the 16th minute and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Didier
Zokora doubled the lead just five minutes later.
Sekou Cisse added the third just after half-time and added a
further goal in the 70th minute before being replaced by Chelsea
forward Salomon Kalou.
The Ivorians, who drew their last two group matches, top the
standings with eight points, three ahead of Botswana and four
above Mozambique who were 3-0 winners over Madagascar in Maputo
earlier on Sunday.
The 2006 World Cup finalists have played their four World
Cup qualifiers this month without some leading players,
including captain Didier Drogba, who pulled out with a knee