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Kodjia Nets First International Goal

Jonathan Kodjia has bagged his first-ever international goal, scoring the opener in Ivory Coast's victory over 2017 African Nations Cup hosts Gabon.

The Bristol City striker rifled home a fantastic goal on the volley from around 14 yards out to give the Elephants a 53rd minute lead. 

Ismael Diomande made it 2-0, before a late consolation from Malick Evouna. 

The match was officially a qualifying encounter for the 2017 African Nations Cup, but with Gabon having already booked their place as hosts no points were riding on the outcome. 

Ivory Coast currently top Group I in qualifying and need to avoid defeat in their home game with Sierre Leone in September to secure their place in the finals, due to be held between January 14th and February 5th 2017. 

Kodjia, 26, made his international debut in a goalless draw with Hungary last month. It follows on from a terrific debut season in the England for City as Kodjia scored 20 times in league and cup.

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