Ivory Coast announces final squad for 2019 AFCON

The Nations Cup, which has been expanded to 24 teams, will be played in Egypt between 21 June and 19 July

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 9 Jun 2019,
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Ivory Coast announces final squad for 2019 AFCON (Photo: Ahram)

Ivory Coast announced Sunday its final 23-man squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Nations Cup, which has been expanded to 24 teams, will be played in Egypt between 21 June and 19 July.

The Elephants' squad witnesses some notable absentees as Manchester United centeral defender Eric Bertrand Bailly is out due to injury. Parma forward Gervais Yao Kouassi and Levante midfielder Cheick Kader Doukouré are also missing in the squad.

The West Africans are in Group D alongside Namibia, South Africa and Morocco.

Ivory Coast will start their mission in the 2019 AFCON by facing South Africa on 24 June.

Ivory Coast's final squad

Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Tape Ira (FC San Pedro) and Ali Badra (Free State Stars, South Africa).

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Mamadou Bagayoko (Red Star, France), Wonlo Coulibaly (Asec Mimosas), Ismael Traore (Angers, France), Wilfried Kanon (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands), Simon Deli (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Cheikh Comara (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco).

Midfielders: Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Mainz, Germany), Serey Die (Neuchâtel Xamax, Switzerland), Jean-Michael Seri (Fulham, England), Victorian Angban (Metz, France), Franck Kessie (AC Milan, Italy) , Ibrahim Sangare (Toulouse, France).

Strikers: Max-Alain Gradel (Toulouse, France), Nicolas Pepe (Lille, France), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, England), Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa, England), Roger Assale (Young Boys Bern, Switzerland), Maxwel Cornet (Lyon, France), Wilfried Bony (unattached).

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