Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast

Nations Cup Squads

Nations Cup Squads

Posted: 4 January 2010 Time: 03:00 pm

Collated list of squads for the African Nations Cup finals, which kick off in Angola on January 10.

GROUP A: Angola Goalkeepers: Carlos Fernandes (Rio Ave, Portugal), Lama (Petro Atletico), Wilson (Recreativo Caala) Defenders: Dias Caires (Sagrada Esperanca), Enoque (Santos), Jamuana (Petro Atletico), Kali (Arles-Avignon, France), Mabina (Petro Atletico), Rui Marques (Leeds United, England), Stelvio (Uniao Leiria, Portugal) Midfielders: David (Petro Atletico), Dede (Arles-Avignon, France), Djalma (Maritimo, Portugal), Gilberto (Al Ahli, Egypt), Job, Xara (both Petro Atletico), Ze Kalanga (Dinamo Bucharest, Romania), Zuela (Kuban Krasnodar, Russia) Forwards: Flavio (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Johnson Makaba (Recreativo Libolo), Love (Primeiro Agosto), Mantorras (Benfica, Portugal), Manucho (Real Valladolid, Spain)

Algeria Goalkeepers: Fawzi Chaouchi (Entente Setif), Lounes Gaouaoui (ASO Chlef), Mohamed Amine Zemamouche (Mouloudia Alger) Defenders: Reda Babouche (Mouloudia Algiers), Nadir Belhadj (Portsmouth, England), Madjid Bougherra (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Rafik Halliche (Nacional, Portugal), Abdelkader Laifaoui (Entente Setif), Slimane Raho (Entente Setif), Anthar Yahia (VfL Bochum, Germany), Samir Zaoui (ASO Chlef) Midfielders: Djamal Abdoun (Nantes, France), Yacine Bezzaz (Racing Strasbourg, France), Hameur Bouazza (Blackpool, England), Khaled Lemmouchia (Entente Setif), Yazid Mansouri (Lorient, France), Karim Matmour (Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany), Mourad Meghni (Lazio, Italy), Hassen Yebda (Portsmouth, England), Karim Ziani (VfL Wolfsburg, Germany) Forwards: Abdelkader Ghezzal (Siena, Italy), Rafik Saifi (Al Khor, Qatar), Abdelmalik Ziaya (Entente Setif)

Malawi Goalkeepers: Simplex Nthala (Wanderers), Swadick Sanudi (Dynamos, South Africa), Charles Swini (ESCOM United) Defenders: Moses Chavula (Nathi Lions, South Africa), Elvis Kafoteka (ESCOM United), Allan Kamanga (Dynamos, South Africa), Peter Mponda (Black Leopards, South Africa), Maupo Msowoya (ESCOM United), Harry Nyirenda (Wanderers), James Sangala (Primeiro Agosto, Angola) Midfielders: Davie Banda (Red Lions), Joseph Kamwendo (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Fisher Kondowe (Black Leopards, South Africa), Hellings Mwakasungula (Silver Strikers), Robert Ngambi (Black Leopards, South Africa), Jacob Ngwira (Carara Kicks, South Africa), Peter Wadabwa (Thanda Royals Zulu, South Africa) Forwards: Esau Kanyenda (FC Kamaz, Russia), Chiukepo Msowoya (Deportivo Muculmana,, Mozambique), Russell Mwafulirwa (IFK Norrkoping, Sweden), Victor Nyirenda (ESCOM United), Atusaye Nyondo (Carara Kicks, South Africa), Jimmy Zakazaka (Bay United, South Africa)

Mali Goalkeepers: Soumbeyla Diakite (Stade Malien), Mahamadou Sidibe (Omonia Nicosia, Cyprus), Oumar Sissoko (Metz, France) Defenders: Souleymane Diamountene (Bari, Italy), Ousmane Berthe (Jomo Cosmos, South Africa), Abdoulaye Maiga (Stade Malien), Bakary Soumare (Boulogne-sur-Mer, France), Adama Tamboura (Helsingborg, Sweden) Midfielders: Mahamadou Diarra (Real Madrid, Spain), Lassana Fane (Al Merreikh, Sudan), Seydou Keita (Barcelona, Spain), Momo Sissoko (Juventus, Italy), Samba Sow (Racing Lens, France), Abdoul Traore (Girondins Bordeaux, France), Bakaye Traore (Nancy, France), Mahamane Traore (Nice, France) Forwards: Mamadou Bagayoko (Nice, France), Mamadou Diallo (Le Havre, France), Frederic Kanoute (Sevilla, Spain), Modibo Maiga (Le Mans, France), Tenema Ndiaye (Nantes, France), Mamadou Samassa (Valenciennes, France), Mustapha Yatabare (Clermont Foot, France)

GROUP B: Burkina Faso Goalkeepers: Daouda Diakite (Arab Contractors, Egypt), Germain Sanou (Centre St Etienne de Bobo), Adama Sawadogo (ASFA Yennega) Defenders: Ibrahim Gnanou (Alania Vladiskavkaz, Russia), Bakary Kone (En Avant Guingamp, France), Paul Koulibaly (Al Ittihad Tripoli, Libya), Moussa Ouattara (Kaiserslautern, Germany), Madi Panandetiguiri, Mamadou Tall (both Uniao Leiria, Portugal). Midfielders: Wilfried Balima (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldavia), Charles Kabore (Olympique Marseille, France), Mahamoudou Kere (Charleroi, Belgium), Mohamed Koffi (Petrojet, Egypt), Abdoul Aziz Nikiema (Qingdao Jonoon, China), Jonathan Pitroipa (Hamburg, Germany), Florent Rouamba (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldavia), Wilfred Sanou (FC Cologne, Germany), Narcisse Yameogo (Mugan, Azerbaidjan) Forwards: Habib Bamogo (Nice, France), Moumouni Dagano (Al Khor, Qatar), Yssouf Kone (CFR Cluj, Romania), Youssouf Ouattara (Uniao Leiria, Portugal), Patrick Zoundi (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)

Ghana Goalkeepers: Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals), Richard Kingson (Wigan Athletic, England), Philemon McCarthy (Hearts of Oak) Defenders: Eric Addo (Roda JC, Netherlands), Lee Addy (Bechem Chelsea), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Samuel Inkoom (FC Basle, Switzerland), Jonathan Mensah (Udinese, Italy), Hans Sarpei (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany) Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Sampdoria, Italy), Opoku Agyemang (Al Sadd, Qatar), Anthony Annan (Rosenborg, Norway), Dede Ayew (Arles-Avignon, France), Rahim Ayew (Zamalek, Egypt), Haminu Dramani (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Michael Essien (Chelsea, England), Moussa Narry (Auxerre, France) Forwards: Dominic Adiyiah (Fredrikstad, Norway), Matthew Amoah (NAC Breda, Netherlands), Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy), Asamoah Gyan (Stade Rennes, France), Ransford Osei (FC Twente, Netherlands)

Ivory Coast Goalkeepers: Vincent Angban (ASEC Abidjan), Boubacar Barry (Lokeren, Belgium), Aristide Zogbo (Maccabi Netanya Israel) Defenders: Benjamin Angoua (Kispest Honved, Hungary), Souleyman Bamba (Hibernian, Scotland), Arthur Boka (VfB Stuttgart, Germany), Guy Demel (Hamburg, Germany), Emmanuel Eboue (Arsenal, England), Abdoulaye Meite (West Bromwich Albion, England), Siaka Tiene (Valenciennes, France), Kolo Toure (Manchester City, England) Midfielders: Emerse Fae (Nice, France), Jean-Jacques Gosso (Monaco, France), Emmanuel Kouamatien Kone (FC Curtea Arges, Romania), Cheik Tiote (FC Twente, Netherlands), Yaya Toure (Barcelona, Spain), Didier Zokora (Sevilla, Spain) Forwards: Aruna Dindane (Portsmouth, England), Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou (both Chelsea, England), Abdelkader Keita (Galatasaray, France), Bakary Kone (Olympique Marseille, France), Gervais Yao Kouassi (Lille, France)

Togo Goalkeepers: Kossi Agassa (Istres, France), Kodjovi Obilale (Pontivy, France). Baba Tchagouni (Dijon, France) Defenders: Serge Akakpo (Vaslui, Romania), Boussari Akinsola (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria), Eric Akoto (Maccabi Ahi Nazareth, Israel), Vincent Bossou (Maranatha Fiokpo), Kakla Eninful (US Monastir, Tunisia), Richmond Forson (Thouars, France), Abdoul Gafar Mamah (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldovia), Assimiou Toure (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany) Midfielders: Komlan Amewou (Stromgodset, Norway), Guillaume Brenner (Alki, Cyprus), Floyd Ayite (Nancy, France), Thomas Dossevi (Nantes, France), Serge Gakpe (Monaco, France), Sapool Mani (Al Ittihad, Libya), Alaixys Romao (Grenoble, France), Moustapha Salifou (Aston Villa, England), Junior Yao Seneya (Dubaa Al Husun, United Arab Emirates) Forwards: Jonathan Ayite (Nimes, France), Emmanuel Adebayor (Manchester City, England), Liyabe Kpatoumbi (ASKO Kara)

GROUP C: Benin Goalkeepers: Yoann Djidonou (Libourne, France), Rachad Chitou (Wikki Tourists, Nigeria), Valere Amoussou (Mogas ‘90) Defenders: Khaled Adenon (Bastia, France), Mouftaou Adou (Port Autonome), Damien Chrysostome (Denizlispor, Turkey), Emmanuel Imorou (Gueugnon, France), Reda Johnson (Plymouth Argyle, England), Junior Salomon (Port Autonome), Félicien Singbo (Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria) Midfielders: Gerard Adanhoume (Soleil Cotonou), Jocelyn Ahoueya (FC Sion, Switzerland), Pascal Angan (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Romuald Boco (Sligo Rovers, Ireland), Djiman Koukou (Evian-TG, France), Seidath Tchomogo (East Riffa, Bahrain), Nouhoum Kobena (Al Madina, Libya), Mouri Ogoubiyi (En Avant Guingamp, France), Arnaud Seka (Tonnerre Bohicon), Stephane Sessegnon (Paris St Germain, France) Forwards: Mohamed Aoudou (Evian-TG, France), Razak Omotoyossi (FC Metz, France), Mickael Pote (Nice, France)

Egypt Goalkeepers: Essam Al Hadari (Ismaili), Abdelwahed Al Sayed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Aboulsaoud (Mansoura) Defenders: Mohamed Abdelshafi 
(Zamalek), Ahmed Al Muhammadi (ENPPI), Abdelzaher Al Saqqa 
(Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Mahmoud Fathallah (Zamalek), Ahmed Fathi, Wael Gomaa, Sayed Moawad (all Al Ahli), Hani Said (Zamalek), Moatasem Salem (Ismaili) Midfielders: Hosni Abd Rabou (Al Ahli Dubai, United Arab Emirates), Hossam Ghali (Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Mohamed Nagui 
(Ittihad), Ahmed Hassan (Al Ahli), Mahmoud Shikabala (Zamalek), Abdelaziz Tawfiq (ENPPI) Forwards: Ahmed Eid (Haras Hodoud), Sayed Hamdi (Petrojet), Emad Motaeb (Al Ahli), Ahmed Raouf (ENPPI), Mohamed Zidan (Borussia Dortmund, Germany)

Mozambique Goalkeepers: Bino (Liga Muculmana), Kampango (Tersana, Egypt), Lama (Liga Muculmana) Defenders: Campira (Desportivo Maputo), Dario Khan (Al Kharitiyah, Qatar), Fanuel (Liga Muculmana), Mexer (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Miro (Platinum Stars, South Africa), Paito (FC Sion, Switzerland), Simao (Panathinaikos, Greece), Whisky (Ferroviario Maputo), Zainadine Junior (Desportivo Maputo) Midfielders: Danito Parraque (Ferroviario Maputo), Dominques (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Genito (Nea Salamina, Cyprus), Goncalves Fumo (Olympiakos, Cyprus), Josimar (Costa dol Sol), Momed Hagy (Ferroviario Maputo), Nelinho (Desportivo Maputo), Ze Luis (Baladeyet Al Mahalla, Egypt) Forwards: Helder Pelembe (Maxaquene), Dario Monteiro (SuperSport United, South Africa), Tico-Tico (Jomo Cosmos, South Africa)

Nigeria Goalkeepers: Dele Aiyenugba (Bnei Yehuda, Israel), Austin Ejide (Bastia, France), Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel) Defenders: Onyekachi Apam (Nice, France), Elderson Echiejile (Stade Rennes, France), Yusuf Mohammed, Obinna Nwaneri (both FC Sion, Switzerland), Chidi Odiah (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Danny Shittu (Bolton Wanderers, England), Taye Taiwo (Olympique Marseille, France), Joseph Yobo (Everton, England) Midfielders: Yusuf Ayila (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine), Dickson Etuhu (Fulham, England), Sani Kaita (Lolomotiv Moscow, Russia), John Obi Mikel (Chelsea, England), Seyi Olofinjana (Hull City, England), Kalu Uche (Almeria, Spain) Forwards: Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Everton, England), Chinedu Obasi (Hoffenheim), Nwankwo Kanu (Portsmouth, England), Obafemi Martins (VfL Wolfsburg, Germany), Obinna Nsofor (Inter Milan, Italy), Peter Odemwingie (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)

GROUP D:

Cameroon Goalkeepers: Guy Roland N’Dy Assembe (Valenciennes, France), Idriss Carlos Kameni (Espanyol, Spain), Hamidou Souleymanou (Kayserispor, Turkey) Defenders: Henri Bedimo (Chateauroux, France), Andre Bikey (Burnley, England), Gilles Binya (Neuchatel Xamax, Switzerland), Geremi (Newcastle United, England), Joel Matip (Schalke 04, Germany), Nicolas Nkoulou (Monaco, France), Rigobert Song (Trabzonspor, Turkey) Midfielders: Aurelien Chedjou (Lille, France), Enoh Eyong (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands) Jean Makoun (Olympique Lyon, France), Georges Mandjeck (Kaiserslautern, Germany), Stephane Mbia (Olympique Marseille, France), Landry Nguemo (Glasgow Celtic, Scotland), Alexandre Song (Arsenal, England) Forwards: Paul Alo'o Efoulou (Nancy,France), Achille Emana (Real Betis, Spain), Samuel Eto'o (Inter Milan, Italy), Mohamadou Idrissou (SC Freiburg, Germany), Somen Tchoyi (Salzburg, Austria), Achille Webo (Mallorca, Spain)

Gabon Goalkeepers: Yves Bitseki Moto (US Bitam), Claude Boris Nguema (Telestars), Didier Ovono (Le Mans, France) Defenders: Ernest Akouassaga (Nantes, France), Georges Ambourouet (Makedonija Skopje, Macedonia), Moise Brou Apanga (Brest, France), Arsene do Marcolino (Les Herbiers, France), Bruno Ecuele Manga (Angers, France), Rodrigue Moudounga (Mangasport), Erwin Nguema (Coton Sport, Cameroon) Midfielders: Alain Djissikadie (TP Mazembe Englebert, DR Congo), Thierry Issiemou (US Monastir, Tunisia), Paul Kessany (Istres, France), Bruno Zita Mbanangoye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Cedric Moubamba (Dhofar, Oman), Stephane Nguema (Stade Rennes, France), Jean Stephane Yessi Achi Aman (Mangasport) Forwards: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (OSC Lille, France), Willy Aubameyang (Eupen, Belgium), Daniel Cousin (Hull City, England), Fabrice do Marcolino (Laval, France), Roguy Meye (Ankaraspor, Turkey), Eric Mouloungui (Nice, France)

Tunisia Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (CA Bizerte), Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile Sahel), Adel Nefzi (Club Africain) Defenders: Yassine Mikari (Sochaux, France), Souhail Ben Radhia (Etoile Sahel), Khelil Chammam (Esperance), Radhouene Felhi (1860 Munich, Germany), Karim Haggui (Hannover 96, Germany), Bilel Ifa (Club Africain), Ammar Jemel (Etoile Sahel), Khaled Souissi (Club Africain) Midfielders: Chaouki Ben Saada (Nice, France), Oussama Darragi (Esperance), Chadi Hammami (CS Sfaxien), Khaled Korbi (Esperance), Haithem Mrabet (CS Sfaxien), Mohamed Ali Nafkha (Etoile Sahel), Hocine Ragued (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic) Forwards: Ahmed Akaichi (Etoile Sahel), Amine Chermiti (Al Ittihad Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Zouheir Dhaouadi (Club Africain), Issam Jomaa (Racing Lens, France), Youssef Msakni (Esperance)

Zambia Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Kalililo Kakonje (AmaZulu, South Africa), Kennedy Mweene (Free State Stars, South Africa) Defenders: Dennis Banda (Green Buffaloes), Kampamba Chintu (AmaZulu, South Africa), Hichani Himoonde (Zesco United), Emmanuel Mbola (Pyunik Yerevan, Armenia), Joseph Musonda (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa), Thomas Nyirenda (Zanaco) Midfielders: Isaac Chansa (Helsingborg, Sweden), Noah Chivuta (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Rainford Kalaba (Uniao Leiria, Portugal), Francis Kasonde (Al Suwaiq, Oman), Felix Katongo (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Clifford Mulenga (Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa), William Njobvu (Hapoel Kiryat Shmone, Israel), Stophira Sunzu (Zanaco) Forwards: James Chamanga (Dalian Shide, China), Christopher Katongo (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany), Emmanuel Mayuka (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel), Collins Mbesuma (Moroka Swallows, South Africa), Jacob Mulenga (FC Utrecht, Netherlands), Given Singuluma (TP Mazembe Englebert, DR Congo).

Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 03:19 pm
I am not sure of who the eventual winners would be, but looking at the list of players beeing paraded by these west Africans...Mali, Cote'D'Voire, Nigeria, Ghana, these countries are strong contenders for the trophy.
Anonymous
posted: 03:30 pm
GOOD LUCK SUPER EAGLES
Anonymous
posted: 03:35 pm
...on paper, Malawi looks the weakest. They have to be brave enough to make any meaningful impact in that group.
Anonymous
posted: 03:36 pm
Guys let's rally behind Chipolopolo seeing that they've got 8 PSL players plus they from cosafa.
Anonymous
posted: 03:48 pm
...on paper, Malawi looks the weakest. They have to be brave enough to make any meaningful impact in that group.
Anonymous
posted: 03:51 pm
None other than the big guns of Egypt, are the the favourites to lift it.
Anonymous
posted: 04:06 pm
Hey! @Fly high, you are damn right. Eneramo out, Ogbuke-Obasi in.This gives Nigeria more attacking mid-field option. This implies a 100% Europe based squad.
Anonymous
posted: 04:11 pm
its embarrasing not to have bafana in there,mara why he?
Anonymous
posted: 04:40 pm
If Mali is not bringing European bench warmers they are looking stronger than the rest. As for Malawi they have SA second division players. The squad looks rather weak, i personally does not think they will win a single game.
Anonymous
posted: 05:31 pm
Ivory Coast, Camroon,Mali & Nigeria look strong but wil fail to deliver. I see nations cup going to organised North Africans.
Ejyky
posted: 05:56 pm
IM SO PROUD, NIGERIA TEAM HAS MORE CREDENTIAL THAN ANY OTHER TEAM IN THE ACN IN TERMS OF QUALITY OF CLUBS AND LEAGUE THEY PLAY.
Anonymous
posted: 06:06 pm
Ghana and Ivory Coast Final
Anonymous
posted: 06:14 pm
Ghana and Ivory Coast Final
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
Good Luck to the Chipolopolo Boys destiny is in your hands.
Anonymous
posted: 11:15 pm
THE IDEAL EXPERIMENT: BETWEEN RAJEVAC AND AMODU

I have read on this blog several postings heaping praise uopn praise on the Ghana coach, Rajevac. The reason is not far fetched.
The Ghana squad for AFCON represents what a lot of Nigerians (or forumites) are clamouring for. Of 23 named players, 8 are from the U20 WC winning side in Egypt this year. 8! These 8 boys played in the same U17 tournament in 2007 with Rabiu, Haruna, Alfa et al and then graduated to the U20. Now they are in the national team, the black stars and will be fielded in Angola in about 7 days time.
Thus the squads presented by Nigeria and Ghana contrast very sharply and will thus make for an interesting experimental study: ‘old’ vs youth, 'experience' vs adventurous. Age, pace, tactics, deployments and experience will come into play.Going by the aforementioned postings, more than 95% of forumited have already given it to the black stars should we face them at any stage in Angola.
I therefore want to declare that if Ghana has a better AFCON outing than the SE, the anti-Amodu’s would have made their point. But if Nigeria has a better outing, I think the issue of Amodu this, Amodu that will be laid to rest finally. A SE vs Black Stars match will make for the perfect laboratory for the IDEAL EXPERIMENT.
Does anyone agree? I cant wait!
Eddie
posted: 09:22 am
How old is Rigobert Song?
Anonymous
posted: 02:17 pm
@ Chudi, I am surprised at your post. Since when has the inclusion of young palyers in a team shown strength in that team. Infact for 8 Ghana's U-20 players to break into the senior national team all at once it shows weakness in the team.

If you say Nigeria is parading a bunch of old(experinced) players what will you say for the likes of Egypt, Cameroun, Mali and even Ivory Coast. What major changes has the Ivorian team made since they qualified for the 2006 WC? Those players are +4yreas old today.This is a big tournament, not for teenagers but men.

From ur name u are most likely a Nigerian. Please learn to be patriotic. A Ghanaian or Camerounian cannot rubbish his national team like that.
Anonymous
posted: 03:11 pm
Opponents of these teams should watch out:- Mali, Togo, Mozambique, Gabon.In as much as they are not considered favourites in there group they can spring surprises. I see 1 or 2 of them advancing to next stage(particularly Mali and Gabon).
Anonymous
posted: 01:54 am
the cup is coming to west Africa
Anonymous
posted: 02:29 am
We just cant wait to smash Egypt and all the other pretenders of African Football,Cote d Ivorie do not have a good bench and is a one man team,Cameroun are too old and too young a side,they dont have the right mix,Ghana have always been pretender and that is the reason they have never won the nations cup in almost 30 year,Tunisia well we know how we dealt them the last time we met,Mali their coach is a super chicken.

Moore,Leeds,UK
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