TP Mazembe of Congo and Cote divoire goal keeper Sylvain Gbohouo has won the Total Man of the Match Award of the quarter final clash between Desert Foxes of Algeria and the Ivorians.
The game finished 1-1 after 120 minutes and Algeria had to rely on the lottery of penalties to be able to qualify for the semi final of the tournament.
Sylvain Gbohouo made some fantastic saves during the 120 minutes duration of the game to take the clash into penalty shootout.
Sylvain Gbohouo made his debut for the national team of Cote divoire on 6 July 2013, in a 4–1 loss against Nigeria at the 2014 African Nations Championship qualification.
He was part of the team that played in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but did not make an appearance.
He was Ivory Coast’s starting goalkeeper at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as they went all the way to the final, but a thigh injury sustained in the semi-final against DR Congo saw him miss out the final match in favour of veteran
Boubacar Barry. He was still named the tournament’s best goalkeeper, and since Barry’s retirement, Gbohouo has been the Elephants’ undisputed number one.
Born on October 29, 1988, Gbohouo joined TP Mazembe on January 1, 2015 from Séwé Sport. He has featured for TP Mazembe in the CAF Champions League, CAF Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde