Fédération Ivoirienne de Football has named Wilfried Zaha and Ajax top striker Sébastien Haller in head coach Patrice Beaumelle final sqaud for next month AFCON in Cameroon.
The Crystal Palace man missed out on the World Cup qualifier decider against Cameroon.
His compatriot, Haller presently the top Champions League scorer with ten goals from his six games for Ajax.
Nickname: Les Elephants (The Elephants) the Ivorian side will be making their 24th AFCON appearance since 1965.
They will kick off their campaign against Equatorial Guinea at the Japoma Stadium on January 12th in Douala before taking on Sierra Leone and Algeria on 16th and 20th, respectively.
They have won the title twice, in 1992 and 2015, ironically beating Ghana on penalties on both occasions.GROUP E Algeria, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast Equatorial Guinea
Ivory Coast squad for Afcon 2021
Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (Wolkite Ketema, Ethiopia), Badra Ali Sangare (JDR Stars, South Africa), Abdoul Karim Cisse (Asec Mimosas, Ivory Coast), Ira Eliezer Tape (San Pedro, Ivory Coast).
Defenders: Serge Aurier (Villarreal, Spain), Eric Bailly (Manchester United, England), Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England), Wilfried Kanon (Pyramids, Egypt), Odilon Kossounou (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Simon Deli (Adana Demirspor, Turkey), Ghislain Konan (Reims, France).
Midfielders: Habib Maiga (Metz, France), Maxwel Cornet (Burnley, England), Serey Die (Sion, Switzerland), Ibrahim Sangare (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands), Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Lazio, Italy), Franck Kessie (AC Milan, Italy), Hamed Traore and Jeremie Boga (both Sassuolo, Italy), Max Gradel (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jean Michael Seri (Fulham, England).
Forwards: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, England), Jean Evrard Kouassi (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal, England), Sebastien Haller (Ajax, Netherlands), Christian Kouame (Anderlecht, Belgium), Yohan Boli (Al-Rayyan, Qatar), Karim Konate (Asec Mimosas, Ivory Coast).
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