Ivory Coast fans react to Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia's latest display

Ivory Coast's forward Jonathan Kodjia celebrates after scoring a goal during their international friendly football match against Russia in Krasnodar on March 24, 2017.

Aston Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia scored his nation's only goal of the game against South Africa.

Ivory Coast's forward Jonathan Kodjia celebrates after scoring a goal during their international friendly football match against Russia in Krasnodar on March 24, 2017.

Aston Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia has been praised for his performance for the Ivory Coast against South Africa.

Villa striker Kodjia scored the only goal of the game as his nation got off to a winning start in the African Cup of Nations.

 

The Villa man took his goal well in the second half, as the Ivorians picked up an important three points.

And most watching fans praised how Kodjia played, which should please Villa fans.

It is not clear just how important a role Kodjia will have for Villa next season.

The 29-year-old was only a rotational player for Villa last season, but he does possess a goalscoring threat.

With Villa bringing in Wesley for big money, it seems that Kodjia could be on the bench a lot for Dean Smith’s side.

However, if Kodjia can have an impressive African Cup of Nations then it may just give the Villa boss some selection problems heading into the new campaign.

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Brentford at Villa Park on August 22, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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