Host Nation Ivory Coast excludes Wilfried Zaha, names Simon Adingra in the final 27-man squad

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Host Nation Ivory Coast excludes Wilfried Zaha, names Simon Adingra in the final 27-man squad

Jean-Louis Gasset has included the injured Brighton & Hove Albion forward, Simon Adingra, in his final 27-man squad for the 2023 AFCON. The host n

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Jean-Louis Gasset has included the injured Brighton & Hove Albion forward, Simon Adingra, in his final 27-man squad for the 2023 AFCON. The host nation’s squad includes experienced players like Jean Michael Seri, Serge Aurier, Frank Kessie, Nicholas Pepe, Sebastien Haller and Max-Alain Gradel.

Youngsters like Bayer Leverkusen’s Odilon Kossonou and Karim Konate of RB Salzburg are all included in the list.

However, Galatasaray’s experienced winger Wilfried Zaha was not included in the squad.

Ivory Coast in Group A will play against Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria and Guinea Bissau.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Yahia Fofana (Angers SCO) Badra Ali Sangare(Sekhukhune United) Charles Folly (ASEC Mimosas)

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Nottingham Forest) Wilfried Singo (AS Monaco) Evan Ndicka (AS Roma) Ousmane Diomande (Sporting CP) Odilon Kossonou (Bayer Leverkusen) Willy Boly (Nottingham Forest) Ghislain Konan (Al-Feyha) Chester Diallo (Hajduk Split)

Midfielders: Idrissa Doumbia (Al-Ahli Doha) Franck Kessie (Al-Ahli) Ibrahim Sangare (Nottingham Forest) Seko Fofana (Al-Nassr) Jean Michael Seri (Hull City) Lazare Amani (Union Saint Gilloise)

Forwards: Nicolas Pepe (Trapzonspor) Max-Alain Gradel (Gaziantep) Simon Adingra (Brighton & Hove Albion) Karim Konate (RB Salzburg) Sebastien Haller (Borussia Dortmund) Oumar Diakite (Stade Reims) Jonathan Bamba (Celta Vigo) Jeremie Boga (OGC Nice) Christian Kouame (Fiorentina) Jean-Philippe Krasso (Red Star Belgrade)

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