29 December 2012

Cote d'Ivoire: Drogba and Yaya Toure to Lead the Elephants in South Africa

Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
Gervinho of Cote d'Ivoire celebrates his goal during the encounter with Togo.

Ivory Coast coach, Sabri Lamouchi, Thursday, December 27, published his list of 23 players for the Orange 2013 AFCON. Unlike most of his peers, Lamouchi submitted his final list with fewer injuries for the training camp to be held in Abu Dhabi.

Six new players are making their appearance or reappearance compared to the team that played the final at the start of the year in Libreville. They are goalkeeper Ali Badra Sangare, midfielders Abdul Razak and Romaric, and attackers Lacina Traore and Arouna Kone.

The 23 Elephants

Goalkeepers: Copa Barry (Lokeren/Belgium), Daniel Yeboah (without club), Badara Sangaré (Sewe San Pedro)

Defenders: Abib Kolo Touré (Manchester City/England), Souleyman Bamba (Trabzonspor/Turkey), Emmanuel Eboué (Galatasaray/Turkey), Siaka Tiéné (PSG/France), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart/Germany), Ismaël Traoré (Brest/France), Igor Lolo (FC Kuban/Russia)

Midfielders: Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor/Turkey), Cheik Tioté (Newcastle/England), Yaya Gnégnéri Touré (Manchester City/England), Max Gradel (Saint-Etienne/France), Romaric N'Dri (Saragosse/Spain), Abdul Razak (Manchester City/England), Didier Ya Konan (Hanovre/Germany)

Attackers: Salomon Kalou (Lille/France), Gervinho (Arsenal/England), Didier Drogba (Shanghaï Shenhua/China), Wilfried Bony (Vitesse Arnhem/Netherlands), Lacina Traoré (Anzhi Makhachkala/Russia), Arouna Koné (Wigan/England)

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