• Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

AFCON 23: Ivory Coast names final 27-man-Squad, no home based player included

With 16 days until the 2023 African Cup of Nations, the Elephants of Coted’Ivoire have released their final 27-man squad for the biennial competition while ignoring Galatasaray winger, Wilfried Zaha, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

The Ivory Coast’s French manager, Jean-Louis Gasset, ignored the former Crystal Palace winger amidst rumours that Zaha chooses when and when not to represent the national team. Also missing from the list is former Manchester United and Besiktas defender Eric Bailly.

The manager called up Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller, Monaco defender Wilfried Singo, and midfielders Ibrahim Sangare of Premier League side Nottingham Forest, Seko Fofana (Al Nassr), and Franck Kesslie (Al Ahli).

The 2015 Champions is placed in group A alongside Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Guinea Bissau and Equatorial Guinea will host the Djurtus of Guinea Bissau on the 13th of January, 2024 in the opening game.


Goalkeepers: Yahia Fofana (Angers/FRA), Charles Folly (Asec Mimosas), Badra Ali (Sekhukhune United/RSA)

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Nottingham Forest/ENG), Willy Boly (Nottingham Forest/ENG), Ismael Diallo (Hajduk Split,/CRO), Ousmane Diomandé (Sporting Lisbon/POR), Ghislain Konan (Al-Feiha/KSA), Evans N’dicka (Roma/ITA), Odilon Kossonou (Bayer Leverkusen/GER) Wilfried Singo (Monaco/FRA)

Midfielders: Jean-Thierry Amani Lazare (Union Saint-Gilloise/BEL), Idrissa Doumbia (Alanyaspor/TUR), Seko Fofana (Al Nassr/KSA), Ibrahim Sangaré (Nottingham Forest/ENG), Franck Kessié (Al-Ahli/KSA), Jean-Michael Seri (Hull/ENG).

Forwards:: Simon Adingra (Brighton/ENG), Jonathan Bamba (Celta Vigo/ESP), Jérémie Boga (Nice/FRA), Sébastien Haller (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Karim Konaté (RB Salzburg/AUT), Christian Kouamé (Fiorentina/ITA), Jean-Philippe Krasso (Red Star Belgrade/SRB), Max-Alain Gradel (Gaziantep/TUR), Oumar Diakité (Reims/FRA), Nicolas Pépé (Trabzonspor/TUR).

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