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Willy Boly bags first international goal before Ivory Coast vs Ethiopia halted

Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Willy Boly scored his first ever international goal today.

The central defender started for the Ivory Coast in their final AFCON qualifier of the international break against Ethiopia at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara.

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It took the former FC Porto man just three minutes to open his account, converting with his head from a Serge Aurier corner.

Further goals would arrive from AC Milan’s Franck Kessie and Jean Evrard Kouassi of Wuhan Zall.

Unfortunately, the game actually had to be stopped with around 10 minutes to go, with the referee Charles Bulu having to be carried from the field of play on a stretcher after collapsing.

According to the Daily Mail the fourth official for the game could not take over as the man in the middle due to being Ivorian.

Kenyan assistant referee Gilbert Cheruiyot filled in to oversee the final knockings of the game.

There has not yet been any word about the condition of the referee, but hopefully he will be able to make a full and fast recovery.