09 November 2014 08:49
Veteran defenders, Kolo Toure and Didier Zokora have been recalled by Ivorian coach, Herve Renard for the final two games of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2015 qualifiers.
The duo, overlooked for the previous two games of the campaign, were part of the 24-man squad released by the Frenchman last Thursday that includes three goalkeepers, nine defenders, six midfielders and six forwards.
Zokora, 33, who plays for Turkish side, Akhisar Belediyespor after the 2014 FIFA World Cup ion Brazil, but has been forced out of retirement with the latest call, which has come at a time the Elephants defence has been shades off consistency in their last games.
On the otherhand, Toure, who was left out due to concerns over his fitness makes a return to the side marshalled by his kid brother, Yaya, for the two crucial games against Sierra Leone on 14 November 2014 in Abidjan and Cameroon five days later in Yaounde.
Sewe Sport duo, goalkeeper Slyvain Gbohouo and forward Roger Assale are the only local players in the squad.
Goalkeepers: Gbohouo Sylvain (Séwé Sport), Copa Barry (Lokeren, Belgium), Mande Sayouba (Stabaek, Norway)
Defenders: Siaka Tiene (Montpellier, France), Serge Aurier (Paris SG, France), Didier Zokora (Akhisar Belediyespor, Turkey), Diarrassouba Vierra (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey), Kolo Abib Toure (Liverpool, England), Jean Akpa Akpro Daniel (Toulouse, France), Wilfried Kanon (Ado Den Haag, Netherlands), Adama Traoré (Victoria Guimaraes, Portugal)
Dja Djedje (Marseille, France)
Midfielders: Yaya Toure (Manchester City, England), Diomandé Ishmael (Saint Etienne, France), Geoffroy Serey Die (FC Basel, Switzerland), Cheick Doukouré (Metz, France)
Assalé Roger (Séwé Sport), Max Gradel (St Etienne, France)
Forwards: Gervinhho (AS Roma, Italy), Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Bi Cyriac Gohi (Anderlecht, Belgium), Lacina Traore (Monaco, France), Tallo Gadji (SC Bastia, France), Wilfried Bony (Swansea, England)
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