The Ivorian scored his third goal in three to help ASSE to victory over Lorient on Sunday.
Max-Alain Gradel scored his third goal in three games to help Saint-Etienne to victory against Lorient in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
ASSE beat the Bretons 2-0 with goals from Yohan Mollo and a left effort from Gradel.
While some African players take time to return to action after returning from the Nations Cup, the Ivorian has hit the ground running after coming back from his title-winning campaign with the Elephants in Equatorial Guinea.
The midfielder is enjoying a superb start to the year. He scored two at the Afcon and contributed an assist as Herve Renard’s side lifted the continental crown.
His fine form has continued upon his return with goals in consecutive matches against Olympique Marseille, Toulouse and, this weekend, Lorient.
ASSE have picked up five points from a possible nine in their last trio of fixtures and look well-placed to continue their push for a European place until the end of the season.