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Tiote Warms Up With A Win

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Cheick Tiote helped the Ivory Coast to a 4-2 win against Egypt in a pre-Africa Cup of Nations friendly in Abu Dhabi

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Cheick Tiote and his Ivory Coast team-mates warmed up for the Africa Cup of Nations with a 4-2 win over Egypt on Monday night.

The Magpies midfielder started the friendly in Abu Dhabi and his side went behind to Mohamed Aboutrika's header before equalising through a Gervinho penalty.

Tiote then set up Lacina Traore to put the Elephants in front and Gervinho made it 3-1, but Gedo pulled another back for the Pharaohs.

However, Didier Ya Konan wrapped up an impressive win for the Ivorians, who kick off their cup campaign against Togo next Tuesday.

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