12 January 2013

Cote d'Ivoire: Didier Drogba to Lead Ivory Coast

Didier drogba of the Ivorian Elephant's and former Chelsea star will lead last year's runners up to the Africa Cup of Nations.

No changes have been made on recovery of Drogba and Yaya and still intact with the initial team that was taken to Abu Dhabi by Coach Sabri Lamouchi.

Côte d'Ivoire will oppose the Pharaohs of Egypt on 14 January in Abu Dhabi for a warm-up match, before flying to South Africa two days later.

Drogba and company are placed in the group of death D alongside Togo, Tunisia and Algeria

Full squad:

Goalkeepers

Barry Boubacar (Lokeren, Belgium), Yeboah Daniel (Dijon, France) and Sangaré Badra Ali (IAFC, CIV)

Defenders

Bamba Souleman (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Boka Arthur (Stuttgart, Germany), Eboué Emmanuel (Galatasaray, Turkey), Lolo Igor (FC Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Tiené Siaka (PSG, France), Touré Kolo Abib (Manchester City, England) and Ismaël Traoré (Brest, France)

Midfielders

Abdul Razack (Manchester City, England), N'Dri Koffi Romaric (Real Saragosse, Spain), Max Gradel Alain (AS Saint, Etienne-France), Tioté Cheick Ismaël (Newcastle, England), Touré Yaya Gnegneri (Manchester City, England), Ya Konan Didier (Hanovre, Germany) and Zokora Didier (Trabzonspor, Turkey)

Strikers

Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua, China), Salomon Kalou (Lille, France), Koné Arouna (Wigan, England), Traoré Lacina (Anzhi Makhachkala, Russia), Bony Wilfried (Vitesse Arnhem, Netherlands) and Yao Kouassi Gervais (Arsenal, Angleterre)

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