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Ivory Coasts Kalou to miss Senegal qualifier

05 Oct 2012 15:48:34

Ivory Coasts Kalou to miss Senegal qualifier

Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou is injured and will miss his country's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Senegal on October 13.

Lille's new 27-year-old recruit was among the scorers in the Elephants' 4-2 first leg win in Abidjan.

Ivory Coast French coach Sabri Lamouchi's 23-player squad announced Friday is spearheaded by Didier Drogba, now playing for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

Newcastle midfielder Ismael Cheik Tiote makes his return, while 19-year-old Norwegian-based goalkeeper Mande Sayouba has earned his first call-up.

One name missing from the list however is winger Kader Keita, currently without a club, who played in last month's first leg in Abidjan.

Ivory Coast squad

Goalkeepers: Boubacar Barry (Lokeren/BEL), Daniel Yeboah (Dijon/FRA), Mande Sayouba (Stabaek/NOR)

Defenders: Souleymane Bamba (Trazbonspor/TUR), Siaka Tiene (Paris Saint Germain/FRA), Kolo Toure (Manchester City/ENG), Igor Lolo (Kuban Krasnodar/RUS), Emmanuel Eboue (Galatasaray/TUR), Guy Demel (West Ham/ENG), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart/GER)

Mildfielders: Yaya Toure (Manchester City (ENG), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover/GER), Max Gradel (Saint Etienne/FRA), Didier Zokora (Trazbonspor/TUR), Abdul Razack (Charlton/ENG), Romaric Ndri Koffi (Zaragoza/ESP), Ismael Cheik Tiote (Newcastle/ENG).

Forwards: Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua/CHN), Gervinho (Arsenal/ENG), Wilfried Bony (Vitesse Arnhem/NED, Lacina Traore (Anzhi Makhachkala/RUS), Arouna Kone (Wigan/ENG), Ibrahim Sissoko (Panathinaikos/GRE)


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