Cote d’Ivoire name new recruits
Posted: 28 May 2017 Time: 16:02
Cote d’Ivoire have named all their recent recruits to a 27-man squad for next month’s friendly internationals against the Netherlands and their African Nations Cup qualifier against Guinea.
It will be new coach Marc Wilmots’ first game in charge and he will likely use all of the players who have recently been persuaded to throw in their international futures with the Elephants.
French-born players Jérémie Boga, Maxwel Cornet, Séko Fofana, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Joris Gnagnon have all thrown in their lot with the Ivorians following in the footsteps of former England international Wilfried Zaha.
The Ivorians meet the Dutch in Rotterdam on June 44 and then host Guinea in Bouake on June 10.
Goalkeepers: Abdoul Cisse (SC Gagnoa), Sylvain Gbohou (TP Mazembe Englebert, DR Congo), Axel Kacou (Tours, France), Badra Ali Sangare (AS Tanda), Mande Sayouba (Stabaek, Norway)
Defenders: Serge Aurier (Paris St Germain, France), Mamadou Bagayoko (St Truiden, Belgium), Eric Bailly (Manchester United, England), Simon Deli (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (FSV Mainz 05, Germany), Joris Gnagnon (Stade Rennes, France), Wilfried Kanon (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands), Ghislain Konan (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Lamine Kone (Sunderland, England), Adama Traore (FC Basle, Switzerland), Ismael Traore (Angers, France)
Midfielders: Jeremie Boga (Granada, Spain), Geoffroy Serey Die (FC Basle, Switzerland), Cheik Doukoure (Metz, France), Seko Fofana (Udinese, Italy), Franck Kessie (Atalanta, Italy), Jean Michael Seri (Nice, France)
Forwards: Maxwel Cornet (Olympique Lyonnais, France), Seydou Doumbia (FC Basle, Switzerland), Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Nicolas Pepe (Angers, France), Giovanni Sio (Stade Rennes, France), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, England).