By Mohamed Fajah Barrie in Douala
Ivory Coast forward Sébastien Haller has made known their intention of winning the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon.
The 27-year-old made his statement in a press conference ahead of their round of 16 match against Egypt at the Japoma stadium in Douala on Wednesday.
“We didn’t come here just to play games, we came here with the one goal of winning the Afcon,” said the 6ft, 3 inches tall Haller.
He added: “We are an ambitious team, and we are growing together as a team.”
The Ajax Amsterdam marksman is top goal scorer so far in this season’s Uefa Champions league with 10 goals.
But he has only managed to score a goal in Cameroon and that was against Sierra Leone in their second group game which ended 2-2.
Ivory Coast advanced to the round of 16 as group E leaders after defeating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 and Algeria 3-1 and were forced to a 2-2 draw by Sierra Leone.
Egypt made it Round of 16 after finishing second in Group D recording 1-0 wins over Guinea Bissau and Sudan respectively after they lost their opening game to Nigeria by the same score line.