By Eyong Macdella
The Elephants of Ivory Coast and South Africa are set to go against World Cup holders,France in an International friendly next month.
France will host the Elephants on March 25, 2022 in Marseille and South Africa four days later in Lille.
The two African nations failed to pick up tickets to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and equally, Percy Tau and teammates from South Africa also failed to qualify for the On going 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Ivory Coast were denied a chance to move to Qatar by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon after a 0-1 defeat at the Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon late last year.
The Ivorians were also beaten on post match penalties in the last 16 at the Africa Nations Cup by Egypt, who have gone on to reach the final alongside Senegal.
France will have her first matches against two African opponents since a 0-0 draw with the Ivorians in November 2016.
France have not faced South Africa since after a 2-1 defeat at the 2010 World Cup, where both sides went out in the group stage.
Les Bleus beat Bafana Bafana 3-0 in 1998 en route to their first World Cup triumph.
Ajax of Amsterdam’s Sebastian Haller and his side will take on England at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2022.
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