Drogba, Kalou score as Ivory Coast beats Tunisia
Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou scored and Cheick Tiote was sent off as three of Ivory Coast's English Premier League players were prominent in a 2-0 friendly win over Tunisia on Friday.
Kalou fired home just before halftime and Chelsea teammate Drogba converted a penalty two minutes into the second half as the African Cup of Nations favorite launched its final run-in to the tournament with an impressive victory over the 2004 continental champion.
Drogba set up Kalou and then netted from the spot after a handball by Karim Haggui.
Newcastle United midfielder Tiote was red carded with less than 20 minutes to go for a dangerous, off-the-ball challenge.
Ivory Coast plays Libya on Monday in its final warmup game before the African tournament kicks off on Jan. 21.