Born in Paris, France, Udinese midfielder Seko Mohamed Fofana has decided to switch his international allegiance to Ivory Coast from France.
In Photo with the President of the Ivorian Football Federation, and Les Éléphants new coach Marc Wilmots.
The former Manchester City player was a France Under-17 team regular before stepping up to the U-19 side.
“Midfielder Seko Mohamed Fofana has opted for the National Selection of Côte d’Ivoire on Monday (April 3rd),” the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) said in a statement.
“Seko Fofana’s enrolment is good news for Marc Wilmots, who will be able to benefit from the promising talent.”
Seko Fofana started his professional career with team B of Lorient (2012-2013), before joining Manchester City (2013-2014) and Fulham on loan (2014-2015).
He made his Fulham debut two days later, where he came on as a substitute for Emerson Hyndman in the 63rd minute, in a 2–1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
After three years at Manchester City payroll, Fofana joined Serie A side Udinese, signing a five-year deal for worth £2.5 million.