Lemouchi announces squad for Senegal qualifier prep

Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lemouchi announced his 28-man squad for training ahead of next weekend’s mouth-watering clash with Senegal. The match in Abidjan is the first of a two-leg tie for qualification for next year’s African Cup of Nations in South Africa. Kalou is back in the squad which remains largely unchanged from the friendly in Russia.  Picking such a large squad initially perhaps indicates the coach hasn’t quite made up his mind on the first XI and it’s great to see two locally based players called up.

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1 BARRY BOUBACAR (Lokeren, Belgium)

2 IBRAHIM KONE (Boulogne/mer, France)

3 SANGARE BADRA ALI (Sewe Sport S.Pedro, CIV)

4 YEBOAH DANIEL (Dijon, France)




5 BAMBA SOULEMAN (Trazbonspor, Turkey)

6 BOKA ARTHUR (Stuttgart, Germany)

7 GUY DEMEL (West Ham FC, England)

8 DJA DJEDJE BRICE (Evian TG, France)

9 EBOUE EMMANUEL (Galatasaray, Turkey)

10 GOSSO GOSSO JEAN-JACQUES (Orduspor, Turkey)

11 LOLO IGOR (FC Kuban Krasnodar, Russia)

12 TIENE SIAKA (PSG, France)

13 TOURE KOLO ABIB (Manchester City, England)




14 GRADEL MAX (AS St-Etienne, France)

15 SERY Jean Michaël (Asec Mimosas, CIV)

16 KEITA KADER (Al Sadd, Qatar)

17 N’DRI KOFFI ROMARIC (Saragosse, Spain)

18 RAZAK ABDUL (Manchester City, England)

19 SISSOKO Ibrahim (Panathinakos, Greece)

20 TOURE YAYA GNEGNERI (Manchester City, England)

21 YA KONAN DIDIER (Hannover 96, Germany)

22 ZOKORA DIDIER (Trazbonspor, Turkey)



23 BONY WILFRIED (Vitesse Arhnem, The Netherlands)

24 DROGBA DIDIER (Shanghai Shenhua FC, China)

25 KALOU SALOMON (Lille, France)

26 AROUNA KONE (Wigan, England)

27 TRAORE LACINA (Anzhi Makhachkala, Russia)

28 YAO KOUASSI GERVAIS (Arsenal, England)

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