Former Manchester United forward Wilfred Zaha is set to debut for African champions, http://coachypnose.fr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/pack.php Ivory Coast in next year’s Afcon finals. The elephants coach Michael Dusssuyer named a star-studded squad comprising 24 players on Wednesday.
Zaha was until recently a subject of debate with England coach Gareth Southgate persuading the 24-year old not to switch his allegiance.
He has previously featured for England Under 19 and Under 21 teams as well as seven minutes for the Three lions in a friendly against Sweden.
The team will miss the services of AS Roma striker Gervinho who is out due to a knee injury however Hertha Berlin striker Solomon Kalou is fit and has been summoned.
Other stars include Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, Serge Aurier and Wilfried Bony who plays for Stoke City. The squad comprises three goalkeepers, eight defenders, six midfielders and seven attackers.
The Elephants are set for camping in Abu Dhabi Dubai from January 2nd where they’re expected to play several friendly matches including one against Uganda cranes on Wednesday 11th January.
They launch their Afcon group B campaign on January 16th against Togo and then play DR Congo four days later before closing with the Atlas Lions of Morocco
Goalkeepers: Gbohouo Sylvain (TP Mazembe, Dr Congo), Sangare Badra Ali (As Tanda, Ivory Coast), Sayouba Mande (Stabaek, Norway)
Defenders: Aurier Serge (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Bagayoko Mamadou (Saint-Truiden, Belgium), Bailly Eric (Manchester United, England), Deli Simon (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Kanon Wilfried (Ado Den Haag, Netherlands), Kone Lamine (Sunderland, England), Traore Adama (Fc Basel, Switzerland), Diarrassouba Ousmane Viera (Adanaspor, Turkey)
Midfielders: Angban Victorien (Grenada, Spain), Doukoure Cheik (Fc Metz, France), Kessie Franck (Atalanta, Italy), N’guessan Yao Serge (Nancy Lorraine, France), Serey Die Geoffrey (Fc Basel, Switzerland), Seri Jean (Ogc Nice, France)
Forwards: Bony Wilfried (Stoke City, England), Gradel Max (Bournemouth, England), Kalou Solomon (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Kodjia Jonathan (Aston Villa, England) Sio Giovanni (Stade Rennais, France), , Pepe Nicholas (Sco Angers, France, Wilfred Zaha(Crystal Palace, England).