Ivory Coast’s under pressure coach Francois Zahoui has named a nineteen squad man for their friendly against Mali which is due to take place in two days at Saint Lieu la Foret stadium, France. This is the first appearance of his side after their final defeat to Zambia in the Africa Nations Cup last February.
Goalkeepers: Barry Boubacar (Lokeren), Gerrard Gnanahouan (Avranches), Daniel Yeboah (Dijon)
Defenders: Siake Tiene (Paris St Germain, France), Igor Lolo (FC Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Kolo Toure (Manchester City), Diarassouba Ousmane Viera (Pandurii)
Midfielders: Kafoumba Coulibaly (Nice), Jean-Jacques Gosso Gosso (Orduspor,), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover), Max Gradel (St Etienne), Ne Marco Taddei (Tavria Simferopol),
Forwards: Gervinho (Arsenal), Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow), Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Salomon Kalou (Chelsea), Wilfried Boni (Vitesse Arnhem), Abdul Kader Keita (Al Sadd), Traore Lassina (Kuban)