Peterborough United player Gaby Zakuani’s hopes of a place in the Africa Cup of Nations final were dashed last night (February 4)
The Posh defender was in the DR Congo side that lost 3-1 to Ivory Coast in the first semi-final.
Ivory Coast proved too strong for Zakuani’s team and will now meet either Equatorial Guinea or Ghana in their third final in nine years.
Yaya Toure put them ahead with a ferocious 20-yard shot but soon after Dieumerci Mbokani levelled with a penalty after Eric Bailly handled.
Gervinho had a header cleared off the line before he made it 2-1 when he curled in to finish off a breakaway.
The Ivorians made sure of victory when Wilfried Kanon kneed home after Serge Aurier’s header had been saved.