Cote D’Ivoire name regular squad for 2013 Afcon

Most of the players who helped the Elephants to win silver at the 2012 Afcon will be on duty once more in South Africa next January

Cote D’Ivoire coach Sabri Lamouchi released his squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday during a press conference in Abidjan, with most of the outfit’s regular players intact.

Anzhi Makhachkala striker Lacina Traore, who was called up to the set up recently, will be participating in his first official tournament with the team.

“I cannot promise anything ahead of the tournament but all I can say is that I have a healthy team and we’re ambitious to go as far as possible,” the French coach said.

The Elephants will round off preparations with a friendly match against Egypt in Abu Dhabi on January 14.

Cote D’Ivoire play their first match against Togo on January 22 in Rustenburg before facing Tunisia and Algeria in Group D.


 Name  Club
 Badra Ali  Sewe Sports
 Barry Boubacar  Lokeren
 Yeboah Daniel  Dijon
 Souleman Bamba  Trabzonspor
 Arthur Boka  Stuttgart
 Eboue Emmanuel  Galatasaray
 Lolo Igor  FC Kuban
 Tiene Siaka  Paris Saint Germain
 Kolo Toure  Manchester City
 Ismael Traore  Brest
 Max Gradel  Saint-Etienne
 Romaric Koffi  Zaragoza
 Abdul Razak  Manchester City
 Cheik Tiote  Newcastle
 Toure Yaya  Manchester City
 Ya Konan Didier  Hannover
 Zokora Didier  Trabzonspor
 Bony Wilfried  Vitesse
 Drogba Didier  Shanghai Shenhua
 Salomon Kalou  Lille
 Arouna Kone  Wigan
 Lacina Traore  Anzhi
 Kouassi Gervais Yao  Arsenal