Elephants of La Cote D’Ivoire to arrive today for Ghana clash
The Elephants of La Cote D’Ivoire will arrive in Ghana today to honour their international friendly match against Ghana Black Stars on Saturday at the Cape Coast Coast Stadium, Domesticsportsgh.com can report.
— FIFCI (@FIFCI_tweet) June 9, 2021
This will be Ghana’s first home game since March this year when they defeated Sao Tome and Principe (3-1) to qualify for a record 9th straight Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
The two countries will use the match to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which were rescheduled by CAF/FIFA to September 2021 over COVID-19 concerns.
The Twenty four players are expected in Ghana according to our Ivorian-based reporter Jean Grande.
Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (TP Mazembe – DR Congo) Ali Sangare Badra (JDR Stars – South Africa).
Defenders: Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur – England) Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers – England) Wilfried Singo (Torino FC – Italy) Eric Bertrand Bailly (Manchester United – England) Diomande Sinaly (Olympique Lyon – France) Wilfried Kanon (Al Gharafa – Qatar) Hassane Kamara (OGC Nice – France) Odilon Kossounou (Club Brugge – Belgium) Maxwell Cornet (Olympique Lyon – France)
Midfielders: Serey Die Geoffroy (FC Sion – Switzerland) Sangare Ibrahim (PSV Eindhoven – Netherlands) Ismaila Wafougossani Soro (Celtic FC – Scotland) Franck Yannick Kessie (AC Milan – Italy) Serge Arnaud Aka (El Gouna – Egypt) Hamed Junior Traore (US Sassuolo – Italy) Max Alain Gradel (Sivasspor – Turkey) Amad Diallo Traore (Manchester United – England).
Forwards: Junior Lago (Real Mallorca – Spain) Sebastien Haller (Ajax Amsterdam – Netherlands) Christian Koffi Kouame (Fiorentina – Italy) Jeremie Boga (US Sassuolo – Italy) Chris Vianney Bedia (FC Sochaux – France).