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Zaha Selected For Ivory Coast

20 March 2017

Wilfried Zaha has been selected in the Ivory Coast squad for their friendly games with Russia and Senegal over the course of the next two weeks.

The Eagles winger will get the chance to add to his five Ivory Coast caps after being included in the Elephants' 23-man squad, who are under the caretaker management of Ibrahim Kamara after Michel Dussuyer departed following a disappointing defence of their Africa Cup of Nations title back in January.

With no World Cup qualifying games taking place in Africa over the international break, the Ivory Coast will instead travel to Russia for a friendly on Friday 24th March before taking on Senegal in Paris on Monday 27th March.

Zaha is only one of two players from the Premier League in the party, alongside Manchester United's Eric Bailly after sweeping changes were made by Kamara including omitting regulars Wilfried Bony and Max Gradel.

Ivory Coast squad:

Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (TP Mazembe/COD), Ali Badra Sangar (AS Tanda/CIV), Abdoul Karim Ciss (SC Gagnoa/CIV)

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Paris SG/FRA), Mamadou Bagayoko (St Truiden/BEl), Eric Bailly (Man Utd/ENG), Abdoulaye Bamba (Angers/FRA), Simon Deli (Slavia Prague/CZE), Wilfried Kanon (Den Haag/NED), Adama Traor (Basel/SUI), Cheick Ibrahim Comara (AFAD/CIV)

Midfielders: Cheick Doukoure (Metz/FRA), Jules Christ Kouassi Ebou (Celtic/SCO), Franck Kessi (Atalanta/ITA), Geoffroy Serey Die (Basel/SUI), Jean Michael Seri (Nice/FRA), Moussa Kone (Cesena/ITA)

Attackers: Nicolas Pepe (Angers/FRA), Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa/ENG), Giovanni Sio (Rennes/FRA), Roger Assale (Young Boys/SUI), GOHI BI Cyriac Gohi Bi (Fulham/ENG), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace/ENG)

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