Hard to go back in time. But one thing is certain: the Ivory Coast derby is over 50 years old.
This Saturday, December 14, during the 11th day of Ligue 1, Africa Sport and Asec Mimosas will compete for the 45th time in all competitions since 1997.
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And the Mimos largely dominate the derby over this period. In 44 games indeed, Asec won 23 wins, against only 7 for Africa and 14 draws.
The most successful club in Côte d'Ivoire with 26 championships to its credit, the Asec is considered by many as superior to Africa. But in a derby, teams are equal, no matter how many trophies are won.
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