Ivory Coast Name Squad for Africa Cup of Nations

Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou, Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast Name Squad for Africa Cup of Nations

The squad are required to meet in Paris on 7 January before flying out to Abu Dhabi for a pre-tournament training camp. Zahoui is insisting that all players join up with the squad on the Fifa deadline, which is 14 days before the tournament kicks off on 21 January.

Kolo and Yaya Toure of Manchester City as well as the Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou will not be available for their club’s FA Cup games on Sunday. Also affected will be Arsenal’s Gervinho – The Gunners will play on Monday and Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote .

Goalkeepers: Barry Boubacar (Lokeren, Belgium), Gerrard Gnanahouan (Avranches, France), Daniel Yeboah (Dijon, France), Ibrahim Kone (US Boulogne, France)

Defenders: Siake Tiene (Paris St Germain, France), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart, Germany), Benjamin Angoua Brou (Valenciennes, France), Igor Lolo (FC Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Emmanuel Eboue (Galatasaray, Turkey), Kolo Toure (Manchester City, England), Souleymane Bamba (Leicester City, England)

Midfielders: Kafoumba Coulibaly (Nice, France), Jean-Jacques Gosso Gosso (Orduspor, Turkey), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover, Germany), Cheick Tiote (Newcastle United, England), Max Gradel (St Etienne, France), Yaya Toure (Manchester City, England), Marco Taddei Ne (Tavria Simferopol, Ukraine)

Forwards: Gervinho (Arsenal, England), Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Didier Drogba (Chelsea, England), Salomon Kalou (Chelsea, England), Wilfried Boni (Vitesse Arnhem, Netherlands), Abdul Kader Keita (Al Sadd, Qatar)

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