Ivory Coast won the game 4-2 at home, putting them in a good position ahead of the second leg – only one team will qualify for next year’s tournament.
Meanwhile, holders Zambia began the defence of their title with a 1-0 win over Uganda, although they still have plenty to do in the second leg.
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Summer 2016 is set to be a very exciting time for football fans, as this is when the long awaited Euro 2016 tournament kicks off.
Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.