The 26-man delegation of the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire flew into Kaduna on Thursday afternoon for Saturday’s 2014 African Nations Championship qualifier against Nigeria.
Coach Norbert Saraka has picked 18 players for the encounter that starts at 4pm at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium.
The Elephants were recently on a tour of Ghana to prepare for the encounter, but Nigeria’s Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, says his boys are battle ready to win this first leg convincingly.
The Ivorian delegation, led by Koffi Roger Yao, includes seven other officials.
LIST OF ELEPHANTS: Sylvain Gbohouo, Badra Ali Sangare, Tiecoura Coulibaly, Akesse Mathias Kassi, Ange Baresi Gloudoueu, Mahan Marc
Goua, Ousmane Ouattara, Cheik Moukoro, Topio Coulibaly, Mohamed Kaba, Romeo Zahouo, Dogui Gael Lakpa, Fousseny Coulibaly, Roger Assale, Kevin Zougoula, Nanga Mamadou Soro, Koffi Davy Boua.
– Sola Rogers (Twitter – @solarogers)
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