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Ivory Coast has named a provisional 32-man squad for next year’s Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.

According to the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF), the team will resume camping on Monday, 27 in Abidjan for the first phase of final preparations for the tournament.

The team is dominated by players from the Ivory Coast top flight except for forward Ake Loba,who features for second-tier side, Soa.

It includes three goalkeepers, 13 defenders, 10 midfielders and nine forwards, with a chunk of the team that participated the recently held West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament keeping their places.

Ivory Coast are housed in Group B alongside Zambia, Uganda and Namibia,for the 13 January to 4 February, 2018 tournament.

Full squad

Goalkeepers

  1. ZADY HORTALIN (AFRICA SPORTS)
  2. NDRIN EDAN (AFAD)
  3. SYLLA MAMADOU (ASI D’ABENGOUROU)

Defenders

  1. WILLI BRITO DAGOU (AS TANDA)
  2. ZANA COULIBALY (ASEC MIMOSAS)
  3. DIALLO KOUASSI ROMUALD (WAC)
  4. KOUADIO CEDRIC (AFAD)
  5. JIMOH SHERIF (AS ATHLETIC)
  6. SAMAKE SEKOU (USC BASSAM)
  7. YAO KEVIN (AFAD)
  8. COULIBALY WONLO (ASEC MIMOSAS)
  9. AKASSOU KOUTOUAN (ASEC MIMOSAS)
  10. ZOUZOU FRANCK (FC SAN PEDRO)
  11. KOUAKOU RAOUL (FC SAN PEDRO)
  12. ZEBRE YANN (AFRICA SPORTS)

Midfielders

  1. DIOMANDE HAMED (ASEC MIMOSAS)
  2. ESSIS BAUDELAIRE (AS TANDA)
  3. BROU MANASSE (AFAD)
  4. SYLLA BANFA (ASI D’ABENGOUROU)

20)MACANABA SEYDOU (AFRICA SPORTS)

  1. NDAO LAMINE (ASEC MIMOSAS)

22)INZA DIABATE (FC SAN PEDRO)

23) ZOUZOUA PACOME (SC GAGNOA)

24) NDA WILLI (WAC)

 

Strikers

25) ZAN BI ROLAND (WAC)

26) TOGUI MEL (SC GAGNOA)

27) AKE LOBA (SOA)

28) YAO ALPHONSE (ASEC MIMOSAS)

29) SANOGO VIERA (SC GAGNOA)

30) DIOMANDE TIDIANE (WAC)

31) KOUADIO CEDRIC KHALED (MOOSSOU FC)

32) KOFFI FOBA STEVEN (AFRICA SPORTS)

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