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Ivory Coast name weak NMC squad

2014-11-25 14:17
Herve Renard (Gallo)

Cape Town - A host of Africa's finest players were not included in a below-strength Ivory Coast squad named to face South Africa. 

Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard has announced his 20-man squad for Nelson Mandela Challenge match against Bafana Bafana according to

Restricted by the match being played out of the international dates set by FIFA, Renard was forced to leave out his star names.

Missing from Renard's squad are several leading players who continue to make headlines across Europe including Yaya Toure (Manchester City), Kolo Toure (Liverpool), Boubacar Barry (Lokeren, Belgium), Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) Serge Aurier (Toulouse), Gervinho (AS Roma), Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) and Cheick Tiote (Newcastle United).

The match will be played at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday, November 30. Kick-off is at 15:00.

Ivory Coast squad:

1 - Diallo Ismael Jean Chester 

2 - Badra Ali Sangaré       

3 - Cheick Moukoro

4 - Jean-Daniel Zirignon Badi

5 - Cissé Abdul Karim 

- Victorien Angban

7 - Inza Diabaté

8 - Magbi Gbagbo Laurent Junior        

William Britto Dagou 

10 Franck Yannick Kessié 

11 - Ibrahima Diaby 

12 - Ibrahima Sangare

13 - Yao Serge N'Guessan

14 - Sory Ibrahim Diomande

15 – Franck Anderson Niangbo Dogbole

16 Ben Mamadou Junior Soumahoro

17 - Bini Kouman 

18 - Adams Diavara

19 - Bagate Salif 

20 - Lamine Doumbia

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